Comedian Russell Brand Stalks Lionel Messi's Hotel Room Ahead Of Manchester City Match

Comedian Russell Brand Stalks Lionel Messi's Hotel Room Ahead Of Manchester City Match

It’s Champions League week and that means just one thing, the best players in world football are currently cosied up in their hotel rooms readying themselves for some mouth-watering midweek fixtures.

And with all these footballers jet-setting around Europe, comedian Russell Brand has been given an opportunity he simply couldn’t pass up – to stalk Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team-mates.

By Stuart Hynd – @supers0nic_

Barcelona will face Manchester City at the Etihad tomorrow night in the first leg of their Champions League tie and the match is undoubtedly one of the most highly anticipated of the year… something Brand is clearly aware of.

The funny man tweeted earlier today confirming he is staying in the same Manchester hotel as Barcelona, before joking that he may ‘dribble’ in the Argentine’s corn flakes:

Brand also quipped that he may try to abduct the pint-sized forward and take him to Upton Park – the home of his beloved West Ham United:

Brand finished up by tweeting Messi’s account to inform him that he was outside his hotel room, before posting a picture of himself with Messi’s door:

No one has found a way of stopping Messi while he’s on the pitch, so Brand’s plan will surely be welcomed by City manager Manuel Pellegrini.

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