Lionel Messi had a priceless reaction to everyone wanting him to dance following Argentina’s win over Panama.
Argentina played their first match since their World Cup triumph in Qatar as they hosted Panama.
And Messi continued where he left off, scoring a stunning free-kick in his side’s 2-0 win on Thursday.
After the result, Messi and Co paraded with the World Cup trophy, with Emiliano Martinez recreating his infamous celebration.
And as the Argentina players were huddled on the pitch, they asked Messi to dance, with fans inside the stadium cheering him on.
But the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner hilariously refused to dance, wagging his fingers to gesture no.
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Footage of the Paris Saint-Germain superstar declining the invitation to dance sent social media wild.
One Twitter user wrote: “Put the ball at his feet. That’s where he dances.”
A second tweeted: “Lmfao I love Messi, so genuine and humble man.”
A third joked: “He did not want to dance, because he knew that he would automatically be considered the best dancer in the world.”
A fourth said: “When he waved no,” accompanied with four laughing face emojis.
Another commented: “This is why Messi is the greatest introvert of all time.”
Messi, however, delivered a speech following their first game since the victorious Qatar venture.
He thanked the previous players and coaches of Argentina as he addressed supporters following their World Cup success.
“Today is our day, where we are celebrating the champions,” he said. “But I don’t want to forget all the teammates who were there before, who also did their best to win the cup.
“Who also did their best to achieve this and we were very close to the Copa America and the World Cup. They deserve all the recognition of the Argentine people because they also gave their all for this shirt.
“I’d like to thank all my previous coaches who also tried everything possible for this. Unfortunately, it didn’t happen.
“Hopefully it won’t take so many years. It has been shown that it is very difficult to win the World Cup. It depends on many things, not only on a great group and a great team and sometimes it’s not possible to win it because of details. So, let’s enjoy the third start.”