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Canelo Alvarez fuming with Lionel Messi after disrespecting Mexico's jersey

Mexican boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez appeared to threaten Argentina soccer superstar Lionel Messi with violence after the team's World Cup victory for allegedly stomping on a Mexico jersey.

Messi can be seen slightly kicking the Mexico jersey as he attempts to remove his cleats in a video of Argentina celebrating their first victory of the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Canelo exaggerated the situation by venting on Twitter about his frustration with Messi.

"Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag?" tweeted Alvarez. "He should be praying to God that I don't find him."

"He has to respect Mexico just as much as I respect Argentina!" I'm not talking about the country as a whole, just about the bulls—t that Messi did."

Because there is no Mexico flag in sight throughout the entire clip, Alvarez may have simply been told what Messi did before furiously tweeting.

Messi clearly did not intend to kick the Mexico jersey that was lying on the ground. The Mexico jersey was most likely on the floor as a result of the euphoria coursing through the players' bodies during the celebration.

It's unclear which Mexico player swapped jerseys with Messi, but "The Magic Man" is clearly innocent of Canelo's allegations.

What do you think happens if Canelo catches Messi in a random place? Will Canelo apply some of his boxing techniques on the footballing god?


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