Famous Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez has slammed Lionel Messi, claiming that the Argentine purposely kicked a Mexico jersey he got from one of the players.
The episode took place in Argentina’s locker room after the World Cup match.
Porque 𝗦𝗼𝘆 𝗽𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗼𝗱𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗮 tengo que informarles que MESSI NO PATEA la playera de méxico 🇲🇽 señores! Se quita el tachón y por el impulso patea la playera sin intención.Dejemos el chicharrón aún lado con ese tipo de cosas, el señor es un crack que nos vacuno 🥅⚽️ y punto. pic.twitter.com/ITCsC9Jk6Q
— Ernesto Chavana (@ErnestoChavana) November 28, 2022
“Did you see Messi wiping the floor with the Mexico jersey? May Messi pray to God that I don’t run into him somewhere!!,” the athlete wrote on Twitter.
“Just as I respect Argentina, you have to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the whole country [Argentina]. I’m talking about Messi because of the s**t he did,” he also said.
Although people tried to explain that Leo accidentally hit the jersey while taking his boots off [as seen in the video], this didn’t really stop Canelo.
“Since the MEXICO shirt is on the ground, it’s already an insult. Stop bulls**tting about what was or wasn’t,” he replied.
Controversy out of nowhere in my books. Clearly, Alvarez is simply frustrated about Mexico’s World Cup defeat.