Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi returned to his family home this week to hold emergency talks with his mum over 'the state of his bedroom'.
Messi, 22, went direct from training on Thursday to see his mum after she called him up and told him to get himself home, "and in a hurry!"
The genius midfielder, as his name suggests, is a bit of an untidy tyke, and, like other naughty boys of his age, often omits to conform to his mum's basic household rules and regulations such as 'folding clothes up before shoving them in drawers', and 'not leaving dirty underwear strewn about the floor'. But it's not that which has most annoyed his mum. She told us:
"It's his bloody balloons! That bloody Ballon d"Or he won in 2009 - I'm always tripping over it! He ought to sort himself out! I'm not his bloody skivvy, you know!"
Messi acknowledged he wasn't known for his tidiness, and said:
"Mum's are great aren't they? Mine even scrapes the mud off my boots sometimes!"