06/18/2014 09:55 am ET

Lionel Messi Makes Up For Pre-Game Snub In Big Way (PHOTO)

Argentina superstar Lionel Messi had one crucial miss on Sunday, and it came before he even stepped on the field for his team's World Cup win over Bosnia-Herzegovina. While standing in the tunnels before the match, a young fan approached Messi and tried to shake his hand. But the 26-year-old walked right by the youngster without noticing him. Take a look in the video above.

While the pre-game snub made some Internet headlines, Messi told reporters on Monday that he didn't realize the kid was there and he "would never do such a thing." Messi then made sure to make up for the miss, tracking down the kid on Tuesday and making his day.