After Argentina’s victory over Mexico 2 -0 in the 2022 FIFA World Cup, a video surfaced online of Lionel Messi moving a Mexican jersey on the floor with his foot in the locker room victory celebration.
This video angered the five time boxing world champion Canelo Álvarez and he tweeted out a threat to Messi in regard to the soccer star’s “cleaning the floor” with the El Tri jersey.
The text read; “He better ask God, not to run into me”. Canelo’s comments generated the anger of several people, including Messi’s friends, teammates, compatriots and even Mexican players who agreed with the Argentina player.
Since then, it appears that Álvarez misunderstood Messi’s action. Álvarez tweeted an apology to the Argentine superstar.
“In these last few days I got carried away by the passion and love I have for my country and I made some comments that were out of order,” Alvarez said,
“I want to apologize to Messi and to all the people of Argentina. Every day we learn something new and this time, it was my turn.”
The video, shows Messi celebrating with his team in the locker room after they beat Mexico 2–0 on Saturday.
As Messi was taking his shoe off, he accidentally moved the jersey he had exchanged with a Mexican player on the floor.