Al Rayyan (Qatar): Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez issued a thinly-veiled risk to Lionel Messi on Monday after he took offence at a dressing-room video showing to indicate the Argentine ahead nudge away a Mexican jersey along with his foot after their World Cup win over “El Tri”.
“Have you ever seen Messi cleansing the ground with our jersey and flag?” Alvarez wrote on Monday on his Twitter account, which has 2.2 million followers.
“He ought to ask to God that I do not discover him!” Alvarez added in one other Tweet accompanied by two fist emojis, an enraged purple face and a flame.
The Argentina group didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark about Alvarez’s assertion.
Messi, who at 35 is enjoying in his fifth World Cup, scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday because the South American giants obtained again on monitor after struggling a shock loss to Saudi Arabia of their opening sport.
Mexico should win their last Group C match towards Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to have any likelihood of reaching the final 16.
Argentina should beat Poland to make certain of a spot within the knockout levels, although a draw could be sufficient if Mexico and Saudi Arabia additionally draw.