Barcelona's Lionel Messi shares pictures of his dog Hulk on Instagram
Afforded a rare night off in the absence of Copa del Rey and Champions League responsibilities, Lionel Messi seized the opportunity to spend Valentine's Day with one of the loves of his life.
However, we're not talking about his wife, Antonella, here but rather Senor Hulk, Messi's truly enormous Dogue de Bordeaux, whom he shared a few pictures of on his Instagram story page.
Hulk even managed to put Messi's dribbling skills to shame. After all, nothing says "I love you" like a pristine kitchen floor covered in fresh jowly dog drool.
Still, given the sheer size of him, Hulk can go ahead and salivate wherever and whenever he wants.
Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.