While Wayne Rooney was not exactly having the game of his life in Swansea, his family was in Barcelona on holiday. Rooney's son Kai got to take a break from the usual crew at Manchester United and hang out with a different collection of footballers than normal, the likes of Neymar, Messi, Suarez and Gerard Pique.
Brilliant weekend in Barcelona!! Thanks @3gerardpique , Kai had the best time ever and is a very lucky boy!! pic.twitter.com/dy2vPlgV59— Coleen Rooney (@ColeenRoo) August 31, 2015
Barcelona's social media folk took notice of the Rooneys' visit, using it as an opportunity to possibly spread some cross-team cheer.
A dream come true for Wayne Rooney's son Kai at Camp Nou http://t.co/9t5aBjUSbC pic.twitter.com/CwmYoclfDu— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 31, 2015
OK, Barca, let's hang on a second. "dream come true" is a bit much, we think, considering this is a child whose father is one of the most famous footballers in the world and who has near-limitless access to the likes of Bastian Schweinsteiger and David de Gea. He's not some starry-eyed youth plucked off the street for the experience of a lifetime. His dad caused this reaction at Swansea this weekend, for Chrissakes. That said, meeting Messi is, we would assume, always cool, so good for the young lad.
(H/T SB Nation)
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