Lionel Messi’s private jet was delayed leaving Argentina’s Rosario airport due to a
The 34-year-old was due to jet off to Spain for his summer holidays on Tuesday following his Copa America heroics.
But just hours before he was meant to leave his homeland, a man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase.
Security immediately implemented their emergency protocols, evacuating the airport and suspending all flights.
The matter was resolved in under an hour, although the incident caused a serious
backlog of flights.
An airport statement read: “At 11:50 am, the airport security police (PSA) activated
the preventive emergency plan due to a situation of suspicion.
“The building was evacuated as a precaution.”
Messi – who picked up his first international trophy last weekend – had hoped to
spend a few weeks abroad with his family.
But the six-time Ballon d’Or winner has reportedly shelved those plans for ‘security