Lionel Messi became the figure of the triumph (2-0) of Argentina over Mexico by opening the scoring and then providing the previous pass for Enzo Fernández’s great goal for group C of the Qatar 2022 World Cup. However, the captain of the ‘Albiceleste’ has become viral due to a controversial video circulating on social networks.
Through Instagram, Nicolás Otamendi broadcast live the celebrations of the South American team in the changing rooms of the Lusail Stadium. The video shows the players and the coach Lionel Scaloni were singing and jumping, while the ‘Flea’ appears seated. The ’10 ′ was changing and, when taking off his shoe, he allegedly steps on the shirt of the Aztec cast.
The action generated outrage from a group of users on Twitter who considered what the footballer did to be disrespectful. Even ‘Canelo’ Álvarez expressed his annoyance and, in a publication, sent a message to the ‘Flea’.
“Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag? That he asks God not to find him (…) Just as I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico. I’m not talking about the country, I’m talking about Messi because of his ma *** that he did ”reads the boxer’s tweets.
On the other hand, another group of Internet users came out in defense of the ‘Flea’. They pointed out that the captain of the “Albiceleste” did not notice that the Mexican shirt was on the ground and, by chance, touched it when he was changing his chimpunes.
“How exaggerated! They only seek controversy”, “Accidentally touches the shirt”, “They are taking the video out of context”, “I don’t think he was disrespectful” or “He didn’t notice the shirt was on the floor”were some of the comments.
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