In a sensational turn of events, the widely-considered best football player in the world, Lionel Messi, has revealed that he has a long-lost Spanish grandmother and can now play for the Spanish national side.

For some reason, Messi has been carefully studying his family tree online and discovered that his paternal grandmother was in fact a Spanish flamenco dancer named Andrea Iniesta.

Messi wasted no time in packing his boots and heading straight over to the Spanish hotel.

Recent reports also indicate that the Barcelona striker may also have a Welsh uncle, twice removed.

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