What a height difference…. The two best football players on the planet have finally come face to face. Houston Texans defender Watt and Argentinian soccer star Lionel Messi, who looks tiny next to the 6-foot-5 defensive end pictured together in the US. Messi is in Houston for some international friendlies. Argentina played Bolivia on Friday, winning 7-0 with two goals from Messi. Argentina will play Mexico next week.
The Houston Texans defensive end is widely regarded as the finest National Football League NFL player in the game and was awarded Defensive Player of the Year last season after a remarkable campaign.
And Watt was in awe of the little maestro tweeting: “The best football player on the planet”. The little and large image spread like wildfire over social media with over 20,000 retweets in just 24 hours.
Messi’s teammate Sergio Aguero was equally enamoured with Watt posting a picture to Instagram.