Extremely shy in his youth, Leo Messi was so often taken for a mute. At school, he asked his friends to ask questions for him. Soccer was a way to let go but the Argentinean is still very socially awkward. Roman Besa, a journalist with El Pais said: "One day Lionel entered the field with a plastic spoon in his mouth. He did not let go of it until the end of the session. It was a way to show that he was upset. Why? Nobody knows and nobody ever tried to find out. "