‘He better pray to God that I don’t find him’- Boxing Champion Canelo Alvarez threatens Messi after footage shows him kicking the Mexican jersey

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Lionel Messi faces a tough test to lead Argentina to the World Cup in Qatar but he could have another fight on his hands after the tournament.

The Football Superstar scored his side’s first goal as they kept their hopes of lifting the trophy alive with a 2-0 victory over Mexico on Saturday night. The win sparked wild scenes inside the Argentina dressing room at full time with Messi and his teammates celebrating by singing and dancing.

Footage later emerged of Paris Saint-Germain star Messi stepping on a Mexican shirt before appearing to kick it as he removed his boots, which did not go down well with Canelo Alvarez

After seeing the incident, the boxing champion took to Twitter to vent his fury and warned Messi he should be sleeping with one eye open.

Alvarez tweeted: “Did you guys see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag? He better pray to God that I don’t find him.

“Just like I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country as a whole, just about the bulls**t that Messi did.”

Alvarez went on to claim it was disrespectful to the people of his country to have the shirt on the ground in the first place.

However, many Twitter users were quick to suggest Messi was taking his boots off after the game and has developed a reputation as one of the most respectful sports stars over the course of his career.

One wrote: “They are celebrating in the locker room and taking off their boots. Messi is the most humble and never denigrated anyone.”

Canelo, 32, has enjoyed a stellar career, losing just two of his professional fights and he has won multiple world titles in four different weight categories.

He beat Gennady Golovkin in September and is now eyeing his next opponent, with British boxer John Ryder emerging as a possible option.

Argentina’s win over Mexico leaves Group C wide open at the World Cup with both sides still in with a shout of reaching the last 16 going into the final round of group fixtures.




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