​Four children in the United Kingdom emptied their parents bank accounts all in the hope of trying to unlock Barcelona superstar, ​Lionel Messi on FIFA 19, but alas they still couldn't get him despite spending quite a lot of cash.

As per the ​Sun, four kids spent £550 on multiple player packs over a period of three weeks trying to get Messi on their team in the Nintendo Switch console, a result of which their father, Thomas Carter has got their console confiscated indefinitely.

The four children decided to spend their father’s money without asking after he treated them to a single player pack. It was much later that Thomas Carter and his wife realised what had happened – they understood the situation only when their card got declined because the account was empty.

“I just never thought [the children] would do it. You pay £40 for the game, which is a lot of money in itself, but then the only way to get a great team is essentially by gambling. They spent £550 and they still never got their favourite player, Lionel Messi," Carter said.

However, it's not all bad news for the family as Nintendo have reportedly agreed to give him a full refund and will remove all of the purchased players.