The great performance of Leo Messi against Bayer Leverkusen has provoked reactions worldwide, not just in sports.
And there have been cases especially curious. One is, without doubt, the State Department spokesman in the United States. His name is Mike Hammer and his mother lives in Madrid. Therefore, on Thursday gave a press conference at the White House in Spanish for the many correspondents in Spain and Latin America that follow the information in Wasingthon.
At one point during the press conference, as reported by the correspondent of TVE in the U.S., Lorenzo Milá, Hammer acknowledged that "I am from Real Madrid, but I congratulate Messi". (via SPORT)