The World Cup is currently going on, and if you weren’t aware of how this is the most popular sport in the world, you should be aware now.
With the popularity, though, come a lot of crazy fans. One of them being Saul Canelo Alvarez.
A video has recently gone viral of Canelo getting mad and threatening the Paris Saint-German star over a Mexico shirt that was kicked aside. In the video, Lionel Messi was in the changing room after Argentina’s World Cup win over Mexico when he kicked a Mexico shirt to the side, and many people weren’t happy.
Canelo is one of them. He asked his followers if they saw it and said Messi better pray to God he doesn’t find him because he has to respect Mexico.
Mexican boxer Saul ‘Canelo’ Álvarez has sent a warning to Lionel Messi, who he accused of disrespecting Mexico.
“Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag????” Álvarez tweeted, apparently in reference to a video which shows Messi celebrating with his teammates in the changing room.
As the Argentine takes off his football boots, the video shows Messi’s foot appearing to make contact with a Mexico shirt that was on the floor. There is no indication that Messi kicked the shirt intentionally.
“He better pray to God that I don’t find him!!” Álvarez added in another tweet, with a series of angry emojis. “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 pulled.”
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 on Saturday in a tense game in Group C at the Qatar World Cup. Messi scored the opening goal, before Enzo Fernández sealed the win late on to keep Argentina’s World Cup dream alive following its stunning opening round defeat to Saudi Arabia.
Álvarez, who is widely considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxers ever after winning world championships in four weight classes, added in one reply to a journalist: “It’s one thing them being better than us (in football), it’s another thing to have respect.”
He has since apologized for that statement and said that he got carried away.
The fan isn’t short for fanatic for nothing.
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