Lionel Messi’s adorable son works out with dad in coronavirus lockdown before Barcelona star shows him how it’s done – The Sun

BARCELONA star Lionel Messi watched his adorable son attempt some sit-ups while in self-isolation… before showing the little man how it's done.

The 32-year-old father-of-three showed that he is putting his personal gym to good use during the coronavirus pandemic, while getting his family in on the act, too.



The six-time Ballon d'Or winner's wife Antonella Roccuzzo recorded the touching scene as Ciro, two, did his ten sit-ups in a striped onesie while Messi counted.

Upon completion, the curly-haired youngster gleefully announced: “It’s your turn now daddy.”

The Argentine, who recently announced that Barcelona’s first-team players will temporarily take a 70 per cent pay cut while contributing towards the club's non-playing staff's salaries, only got to four before his son stopped him.

Last week the footballer published a picture of all three of his sons – seven-year-old Thiago, four-year-old Mateo and Ciro, reading bedtime stories alongside the message: “Stay at Home.”

He subsequently then used his Instagram account to confirm that he and his Barcelona teammates would cut their salaries until the end of Spain’s state of emergency.

Barca's No10 also used this announcement to attack members of the club’s hierarchy – and while he did not name anyone, the finger of blame appeared to be pointed at president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Messi spoke out after reports that the club’s stars were resisting attempts to get them to agree to a pay cut.

He said: “It doesn’t cease to surprise us that within the club there are those trying to put us under the microscope and pressure us into doing something we were always clear we would do.

“If the agreement has taken a few days it’s simply because we were seeking a formula to help the club and its staff as well in these difficult times.”

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