Messi's Private Jet Grounded By BOMB Scare After Copa America Win

Lionel Messi's private jet was delayed leaving Argentina's Rosario airport due to a BOMB scare.

The 34-year-old was due to jet off to Spain for his summer holidays on Tuesday following his Copa America heroics.

But just hours before he was meant to leave his homeland, a man claimed to have a bomb in his suitcase.

Security immediately implemented their emergency protocols, evacuating the airport and suspending all flights.

The matter was resolved in under an hour, although the incident caused a serious backlog of flights.

An airport statement read: “At 11:50 am, the airport security police (PSA) activated the preventive emergency plan due to a situation of suspicion.

"The building was evacuated as a precaution."

Messi - who picked up his first international trophy last weekend - had hoped to spend a few weeks abroad with his family.

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