As Messi cheered along with his teammates, he took off his shoe and appeared to kick the shirt of one of the Mexican players who was down.
Canelo had some strong words for Messi after seeing his party in the locker room 👀
— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) November 28, 2022
The Argentina captain had swapped shirts with his Mexican counterpart, Andres Guardado.
Alvares, who has won the world championship in four weight divisions throughout his career, believed Messi’s actions were intentional and tweeted on his Twitter account: “Have you seen Messi mopping the floor with our shirt and flag ?” He added in another tweet, “Better pray to God you don’t find him.” “.
My respects to Argentina 🙌🏻
Mexican to the bone 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 26, 2022
Many fans around the world were quick to point out that Messi was only taking off his shoes when he accidentally touched the Mexican shirt.
Others have urged the boxer not to encourage violence and take things out of context.
Emotional. to death with these pic.twitter.com/sXvC57epr9
— Ramardo (@Ramardoh1) November 26, 2022
Alvarez (32), considered one of the best boxers of his generation, has argued with many people, including journalists, saying: “Because I respect Argentina, Mexico must be respected. I’m not talking about the country but about Messi and the stupid thing that did”.
The boxer defended his claims that he considered it an insult to have Mexico’s jersey on the ground.
Just like I respect Argentina, you must respect Mexico!! I’m not talking about the country (Argentina) I’m talking about Messi because of the blowjob he gave. 👊🏻🔥
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 28, 2022
But the former Argentina striker, Sergio Aguero, wanted to clarify things and replied to the boxer on Twitter saying: “Mr. Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, you know nothing about football and what happens in the dressing room. “
He added: “The jerseys are always on the ground after matches due to sweat, and then if you look closely, Messi was taking off his shoe and accidentally hit the jersey.”
Mister Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, you certainly don’t know about football and what happens in a locker room. The shirts are always on the floor after the game due to sweat and then if you look closely she makes the movement to remove the booty and accidentally hits him. https://t.co/zfftTXH3JB
— Sergio Kun Aguero (@Aguero) Sergio Kun Aguero November 28, 2022
Messi scored the opener against Mexico in the match, keeping alive Argentina’s hopes of qualifying for the second round after a shocking 2-1 early loss to Saudi Arabia.