Former Brazil Midfielder Defends Lionel Messi Over Mexico Boxer Canelo Alvarez's Accusations

Published:Mar 9, 202408:14
Former Brazil Midfielder Defends Lionel Messi Over Mexico Boxer Canelo Alvarez's Accusations

After Canelo Alvarez steered controversy by criticising Argentina captain Lionel Messi for disrespecting Mexico throughout their conflict on the 2022 FIFA World Cup, the Mexican boxer has now been on the receiving finish. Many have slammed Canelo for his irresponsible feedback, with former Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo now becoming a member of the tirade. The Fluminense participant has defended as a ‘respectful’ man, giving again the follow Canelo.

The boxer had alleged final week that the Argentina captain disrespected Mexico after their sport, by ‘wiping’ the ground with their shirt. Messi placed on a magic present towards the El Tri, as Argentina wanted a win in any respect prices to maintain their dream of going all the best way on the event alive. And the ‘La Pulga’ stepped up for his workforce, netting an absolute belter from outdoors the field, and organising one other objective as Argentina received 2-0. Nonetheless, citing a video clip from Argentina’s dressing room celebrations, Canelo accused Messi of insulting entire of ‘Mexico’.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi was accused of disrespecting Mexico after their FIFA World Cup conflict. Credit: Twitter

Felipe provides befitting reply to Canelo for his threatening message to Lionel Messi

Canelo Alvarez took to Twitter to name out Lionel Messi for disrespecting the Mexico shirt by kicking it together with his legs. Within the video, it presumably appeared that Messi certainly kicked a Mexico shirt he had swapped together with his proper leg. Nonetheless, a detailed have a look at the incident made it clear that the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was truly eradicating his cleats, and was unaware of the Mexico shirt mendacity on his toes.

However Canelo clearly misinterpret the state of affairs as he went on to threaten Messi on Twitter, writing:

“Did you guys see Messi cleansing the ground with our jersey and flag. He higher pray to God that I don’t discover him. Similar to I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico!”

His feedback haven’t gone down effectively with the footballing fraternity, who defined the state of affairs whereas slamming the boxer. Among the many first ones to defend Leo was his shut good friend and former teammate Sergio Aguero, who wrote in his reply to Canelo:

“Mr. Canelo, don’t search for excuses or issues, certainly you don’t learn about soccer and what occurs in a locker room. The shirts are all the time on the ground after the video games are over because of sweat after which if you happen to see effectively, he makes the motion to take away the booty and unintentionally hits it.”

Lionel Messi
Former Brazil midfielder Felipe Melo defender Lionel Messi because the ‘most respectful man’. Credit: Twitter

The previous Man Metropolis striker cleared the air by explaining the dressing room occasion the place gamers usually take off their sweaty shirts and put them on the flooring. Now, Felipe Melo too got here ahead in Messi’s protection, as he cited his personal expertise of taking part in towards the Argentine no.10 to label him the ‘most respectful’ he has ever seen. Throughout his interview with Fox Sports activities, Melo mentioned on the matter:

“I had lots of respect for Canelo, as a result of I like boxing. However he’s somebody who doesn’t know something about soccer, he has to close up. He has to close up, he doesn’t know something about soccer. Messi is a man…. You received’t discover a extra respectful man than Messi in any workforce. I performed towards him many instances, when he was at Barcelona and in addition within the nationwide workforce and he all the time revered you numerous. So, a man who opens his mouth to speak crap isn't value answering.”

However, Lionel Messi was unfazed by this off-pitch matter as he remained targeting the Poland conflict. Argentina wanted one other victory to make sure their development to the last-16, as regardless of lacking an early penalty, Messi did assist his facet to a 2-0 win, that means they certified for the following spherical because the group winners. Argentina now face Australia within the Spherical of 16 on December 4.


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Publish date: 2022-12-01 20:45:34
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