Lionel Messi: PSG star Threatened As Family Supermarket Hit With 14 Gunshots Back in Argentina

Lionel Messi: PSG star Threatened As Family Supermarket Hit With 14 Gunshots Back in Argentina

Isaac Darko
March 2, 2023 at 5:28 PM
  • A supermarket in Rosario owned by Antonella Messi's family was attacked this week.
  • Gunman left a threatening message for Lionel Messi at the store and fourteen shots were fired.
  • Reports claim that nobody was hurt but damage was inflicted on the shop

A supermarket belonging to the family of Lionel Messi's wife Anotenela Roccuzzo, Antonella was hit with 14 gunshots on Thursday morning, reports claim.

The shop was attacked by gunmen who sent a chilling message for the 2022 FIFA Player of the Year.

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A supermarket in Rosario owned by Antonella Messi's family has been attacked. Credit: @footbaltweet
Source: Twitter

According to Talk Sports, surveillance footage showed two men on motorcycles approaching the store before one opened fire on the metal shutters over the windows and door.

Luckily, no one was hurt as the store was closed. But the perpetrators, who left the scene on a motorbike, left a message for Messi.

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"Messi, we are waiting for you. Javkin is a drug trafficker, he will not protect you," they wrote in charcoal.

As reported by a local TV station, noted by Mirror Football, the message left by the attackers could be they are trying to extort money from the Paris Saint-Germain superstar.

The reports further suggest that the supermarket, which is called Supermercado Unico, is managed by Antonela's cousins.

It is expected to remain closed on Thursday following the gun attack at around 2am.

Messi drops family joke

Lionel Messi dropped a family joke after he was crowned The Best FIFA Men’s Player in Paris, France, on February 27.

The genius number 10 received the prestigious prize ahead of PSG teammate, Kylian Mbappe and Real Madrid's Karim Benzema following a milestone year in which he inspired Argentina to a third World Cup.

Having scooped the individual award, Messi will be hoping to continue his fine form at the club level when PSG host Nantes in Ligue 1 on Sunday.

Messi gifts teammates gold iPhones

Sports Brief previously reported on talisman, Messi gifting 35 gold-plated iPhones to all the Argentina players and staff who won the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

The genius number 10 spearheaded his country's third world title in almost 30 years, notching seven goals, including a brace in that unforgettable final against France.

Messi also scooped the Golden Ball prize at the quadrennial tournament, becoming the only player in the history of the competition to be the Most Valuable Player twice.

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