UAE Policeman Charged with Violating Leo Messi’s Privacy over Passport Video


A Dubai, United Arab Emirates, police officer has appeared in court over a video of Lionel Messi’s passport he allegedly posted to Snapchat.

Abu Dhabi’s state-run newspaper, the National (h/t Associated Press, via ESPN FC), reported that the video contained the caption: “Shall I burn the passport or just put it back!”

The officer claims he had the permission of Messi’s bodyguard and that the video was a joke.

The incident occurred in December, when Messi arrived in the UAE for the Globe Soccer Awards, where he won Player of the Year.


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