DOHA, Qatar — In a single nook, Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez. Within the different, Lionel Messi.
The Argentina star might have gotten into bother with the mistaken particular person after shifting the Mexican nationwide crew jersey along with his foot whereas celebrating his crew’s much-needed World Cup win towards Mexico on Saturday.
The Mexican boxer stated on Twitter that Messi “was cleaning the floor” with the Mexican shirt. He stated it was a disrespectful perspective by the Argentina star towards the Mexicans.
“He higher ask God to not run into me,” Canelo tweeted.
Messi was taking his proper shoe off when he — apparently with out intention — moved the Mexico shirt which he had exchanged with a Mexican participant after Argentina’s 2-0 win. The shirt was on the ground because the Argentines celebrated within the locker room.
Former Argentina ahead Sergio “Kun” Aguero got here out on Messi’s protection.
“Mr. Canelo, don’t go discovering excuses or creating bother, actually you don’t know soccer or what occurs in a locker room,” he said on Twitter. “The shirts are at all times on the ground after a match as they’re sweaty.”
Former Spain participant Cesc Fabregas additionally defended Messi, saying it’s regular for gamers to depart the shirts on the ground earlier than they are often taken to be washed.
The 35-year-old Messi is attempting to win his first World Cup title with Argentina. The win over Mexico stored the Argentines in place to advance to the knockout spherical.
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