After their emphatic victory over Mexico, Argentina superstar Lionel Messi saved them from the brink of elimination. Argentina was completely down after their defeat to Saudi Arabia in their opening match of the World Cup. The match against Poland is a must-win if Argentina wants to qualify for the next round. Amidst all this, Messi has been drenched with allegations regarding disrespecting Mexico’s national jersey and flag and was threatened by World Champion Boxer Canelo Alvarez.
A video has gone viral on social media of Argentina players celebrating in the dressing room and a joyous Messi can be seen shouting with joy. A green colored shirt, which many said was a jersey of Mexico is seen lying on the floor.
I live for these dressing room celebration vids look at Messi 😭😂❤️pic.twitter.com/kg01AT1kBU
— Judy❣️ (@messisbabe) November 26, 2022
Some Mexico supporters and especially their boxing champion Canelo Alvarez who claimed that the PSG star was disrespecting the Mexico jersey and flag. His tweet reads,
Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag??? He’d better pray to god that I don’t find him. Just as I respect Argentina, you have to respect Mexico!! I’m not talking about the country (Argentina) I’m talking about Messi.
Vieron a Messi limpiando el piso con nuestra playera y bandera ????
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 28, 2022-- Advertisement --
After the incident, Mexico captain Guardado defends Messi after Alvarez threat and said he didn’t see anything ‘out of the ordinary’. Another renowned boxer Mike Tyson backed to ‘defend’ Lionel Messi after Canelo’s threatening tweet.