3 Years After Claiming to Find Next Lionel Messi, Serena Williams’ Husband Alexis Ohanian Gushes Over Argentine’s Unbothered Miami Snap

Published 07/14/2023, 1:26 PM EDT

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There is a new man in town. He is none other than Lionel Messi. The legendary player finally touched down in Florida, U.S., to catch up with his new domestic side. The whole of America is indulged in talking about the Argentine as they await to see him in action. Subsequently, Serena Williams’ husband has also jumped on the bandwagon.

It was just a few days ago that his new club teased the news regarding his debut. So far, Messi’s movement in America is being monitored by his fans as the internet continues to share his pictures. Likewise, the former tennis star’s husband, Alexis Ohanian, also reacted to the latest snap.

Serena Williams’ husband reacts to the picture of new Florida man


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While Messi’s debut for David Beckham’s soccer franchise is just around the corner, the playmaker is exploring the new city. The striker and his family are looking to adjust to the new life. Interestingly, he was shopping like a common man in one of the biggest supermarket chains in Florida.

The picture that was tweeted by popular financial and soccer analyst, Joe Pompliano. It was retweeted by Alexis Ohanian, who also expressed his enthusiasm. He wrote, “This was an absolutely brilliant first #FloridaMan photo of Messi. Iconic Publix checkout.” It seems Williams’ beloved is startled to see the World Cup winner with such simplicity.


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Another noteworthy thing is that no one bothered the Argentine like his beloved fans usually do. Perhaps many still don’t recognize him in America. Nevertheless, it was quite a reaction from Ohanian. Who knows, the Reddit owner may bump into the Argentine in Florida someday. While he may like that, interestingly, his search for the Messi has been going on for many years.

Alexis Ohanian wanted to find the next Lionel Messi

Earlier, Ohanian made a significant investment in a social media platform that is specifically made for soccer, Gloria. The app aims to scout upcoming men’s and women’s soccer players. Back in 2019, following his $3 million investment in the company, the Reddit owner made a huge claim.


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He said, “If a startup needs me to wear a tux, I’ll gladly do it. This is a good gig. Gloria is gonna help us discover the next Messi or Rapinoe anywhere in the world – and all they need is talent & access to a smartphone.” While the app is running well and it may have also paid him his money back. However, he is yet to find the next Messi. We hope his search will end soon.


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Abhishek Mishra


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Abhishek Mishra is a soccer writer at EssentiallySports. Abhishek's love for soccer began during his childhood days when he spent most of his time playing and watching the sport. His early exposure to soccer earned him many accolades at district and zonal levels, making him a true sports enthusiast.
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