PHOTOS: Battling rain, thousands of Lionel Messi's fans take to street in Argentina, ask him to reconsider retirement
The fans took part in a manifestation in support of the player's return to the national team.
New Delhi: While the football fraternity is focusing on the ongoing Euro 2016 in France, back in Argentina, thousands of fans took to street demanding superstar Lionel Messi to reconsider his retirement.
Post a successive loss against Chile in Copa America final, Messi sent the football cognoscenti in a state of shocking by announcing retirement from international football.
Ever since the news broke, the saddened fans have appealed the superstar not to quit football.
The fans took part in a manifestation in support of the player's return to the national team under the banner #LioNoTeVayas (Lio Don't Go).
Here are some photos which show how Messi's staunchest fans took to the streets, despite poor weather at the Obelisco in Buenos Aires.