Justin Bieber snubbed by Spanish race driver

Spanish Formula 1 driver Fernando Alonso did what millions of teenage girls worldwide would never contemplate on the weekend: he turned down the chance to meet pop superstar Justin Bieber.

Justin Bieber snubbed by Spanish race driver
Canadian superstar Justin Bieber was in Monaco on Sunday for the principality's mythical Formula 1 race. Photo: Robyn Beck/AFP

The world is full of 'Beliebers', as the many fans of Canadian pop singer Justin Bieber are known. But it appears Spain's Fernando Alonso is not one of them.

While the singer has over 50 million fans on Twitter and celebrities including actor Ryan Gosling and TV personality Kim Kardashian are reputedly firmly on the Justin Bieber bandwagon, Alonso snubbed a possible meeting with the star when the two coincided in Monaco recently.

According to racing magazine F1 pulse, Alonso said he was "too busy" preparing for the mythical Monaco race to meet the singer.

It wasn't all bad news for Bieber though. He did manage to get a selfie with Formula 1 president Bernie Ecclestone.

Alonso ended up coming fourth in the race held on Sunday, while Germany's Nico Rosberg took the chequered flag.

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This is what happened when Justin Bieber met Barça

Justin Bieber had time to do a spot of training with Barça players when he arrived in Barcelona at the start of the Spain leg of his world tour.

This is what happened when Justin Bieber met Barça
Justin Bieber showed up at the Barça training ground for a kickabout. Photo: FCB

Even Barcelona's stellar cast of millionaires were star-struck on Monday by a visit from Canadian pop sensation Justin Bieber to the Spanish champions training ground.

Bieber, who is set to perform in Barcelona on Tuesday, was photographed with Barça's star strike triumvirate of Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Neymar.   

The 22-year-old also showed off his skills on the pitch with a series of left-footed finishes Messi would be proud of in a kick around with Neymar and midfielder Rafinha.

“Impossible to dribble this defender… @justinbieber,” Neymar posted to his 26 million Twitter followers with a photo of the Brazilian dispossessing Bieber.

Hundreds of Beliebers – as Bieber's dedicated fan base are known  – have queued for up to a month outside Madrid's Palacio de Deportes where Bieber will perform on Wednesday just to get as close as possible to their idol when the gates finally open.

However, even a social media phenom such as Bieber can't compare to Messi's numbers.

Bieber's 77 million Facebook likes falls 10 million behind five-time World Player of the Year Messi's tally.


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