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Lineker accuses Barca star of 'muscling in on my territory' in crisp advert... this one could get Messi!

Friday, March 07, 2014 by Dailymail

Lionel Messi has been accused of invading Gary Lineker's turf, not as a leading striker... but as the new face of crisps!

Lineker, who has long been a Walkers' brand ambassador, tweeted a light-hearted message on Twitter on Thursday.

It read: 'Hang on! What's going on here, Messi? Muscling in on my territory,' with a link to Messi's advert for crisp manufacture Lays.

New face of crisps: Lay's new commerical features Barcelona and Argentina superstar Lionel Messi

Selfie o'clock: The advert sees a number of people asking Messi to take a picture with them

Picture please: Messi happily obliges with numerous 'fans' he is stopped by

All gone! Messi realises that all those fans just wanted to steal his crisps, to his obvious disappointment!

Lay's, Walker's namesake in America, have picked the Barcelona striker to promote the brand in a new commercial to which Lineker was referring.

The Argentinian endured a testing evening on Wednesday with his national side, having thrown up on the pitch during a 0-0 against Romania.

With a vital Champions League against Manchester City coming up in less than a week, Barcelona will be hoping it wasn't because the striker's been eating too many crisps!

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What's going on? Messi looks less than pleased as Argentina only managed to secure a 0-0 draw against Romania

Too fast: Romania defender Bourceanu attempts to stop Messi by any means necessary

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Surrounded: Messi looks to escape the clutches of Vincent Kompany and Pablo Zabaleta

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