Canelo Alvarez recently threatened soccer superstar Lionel Messi on social media. Following Argentina’s 2-0 World Cup victory on Saturday in Qatar, the Mexican super middleweight champion threatened to harm soccer superstar Lionel Messi for disrespecting Mexico.
Alvarez’s outburst may have been sparked by Messi moving a Mexican jersey with his foot in his team’s locker room while celebrating Argentina’s victory over Mexico at the World Cup. Alvarez took great offense to this symbolic act by Messi because he viewed it as an insult to Mexicans.
He openly warned one of the best soccer players of all time to watch out for him. However, there is no justification for Alvarez to lash out at Messi in such a violent manner online.
A boxer or MMA fighter felt disrespected by NFL star Tom Brady and threatened to beat him up. In a sense, that’s the equivalent.
Messi traded jerseys with an opponent to earn the shirt. Before its relocation, it had been lying on the floor.
“Did you guys see Messi Cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag,” Alvarez tweeted. “He better pray to God that I don’t find him. Just like I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico. I’m not talking about the country as a whole, just about the bulls – that Messi did.”
A former Argentine player named Sergio Aquero was one of the observers who voiced the evident opinion that: The boxer overreacted.
“Mr. Canelo,” Aquero tweeted, “don’t go finding excuses for creating trouble, certainly you don’t know soccer or what happens in a locker room. The shirts are always on the floor after a match as they are sweaty.”
Those who questioned Alvarez’s reaction to Messi’s deeds received an answer.
“Whoever doesn’t defend his homeland,” he tweeted, “is an asshole … fanaticism is one thing, your identity is another.
LONG LIVE MEXICO.”
Alvarez should stop picking battles with soccer legends and instead work on a plan to turn the tables on Dmitry Bivol.
Who hurt you lionel? The person who hurt Lionel Messi was the Mexican boxer, Canelo Alvarez. After his team’s locker room altercation with Argentina’s soccer star, Alvarez went off on a profanity-laden rant against Messi. This outburst not only revealed Alvarez’s petty and childish nature but also highlighted the troubling anger issues that he seemed to have.
While some might see Alvarez’s reaction as being over-the-top or extreme, it is understandable why he would feel so passionately about the situation. Soccer is incredibly important to Latin Americans, who take great pride in their teams’ successes.