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Lionel Messi vs Canelo Alvarez: Sergio Aguero Fires Back at Mexican Boxer After He Threatened Argentina Star
- Sergio Aguero has slammed Canelo Alvarez for his comments about Lionel Messi
- Mexican boxer Alvarez had threatened Messi for allegedly disrespecting Mexico
- Aguero defended the Argentina captain and attempted to explain what happened
The spat between Lionel Messi and Santos Canelo Alvarez is gaining quick traction, with Sergio Aguero becoming the latest to jump into the feud.
Alvarez was angry after a video showed Messi stepping on a Mexican shirt, after Argentina's game against Mexico on November 26 at the Lusail Stadium.
Mexican boxing superstar Alvarez had issued a threat to Messi, after La Albiceleste defeated El Tri in an important encounter at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
Video captured the Argentina talisman touching a Mexican jersey with his boot.
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Retired striker and close friend to Messi, Aguero hit back at Canelo's threats by giving insights into what goes on in a dressing room, in a tweet that was translated as follows:
"Mr. Canelo, don't look for excuses or problems; surely you don't know about soccer and what happens in a locker room. The shirts are always on the floor after the games are over due to sweat and then if you see well, he makes the movement to remove the boot and accidentally hits it."
The former Manchester City and Barcelona striker was replying to Canelo's tweet, which had an expletive in reference to Messi's actions.
Mexico are still mathematically in the competition, but will need nothing less than a win against Saudi Arabia. Argentina meanwhile will face Poland, knowing that victory could guarantee them the top spot.
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After Argentina beat Mexico 2-0, a video of Argentina players celebrating in the dressing room went viral, as Messi was spotted with his feet touching a Mexican jersey.
The video, which has been widely shared on Twitter, shows the Argentine talisman unintentionally pushing a Mexico jersey aside with his foot as he attempts to take off his shoes.