Saúl Canelo Álvarez, a Mexican boxer, sparked controversy this weekend after accusing Lionel Messi of allegedly kicking a shirt from the Mexico team that he exchanged with a player after the Group C match.
Thousands of fans and athletes came out to respond to Canelo after the video does not show Messi’s true intention when kicking the shirt. One of them was Sergio “Kun” Agüero, who came out to defend the Argentine and criticize Canelo Álvarez.
The former player from Argentina replied that “he probably doesn’t know about football” and what happens inside a team’s locker room after the game.
“Mr. Canelo, don’t look for excuses or problems, surely you don’t know about football 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 booty and accidentally hits it, “explained the former Argentina striker.
On video, you can see how all the players of the Argentine National Team were celebrating after the victory, something that is normal after an important victory in a World Cup -which meant his rebirth within Qatar 2022.
In the images you can see how it is that in a corner of the locker room Messi removed his booty from his foot and later in the same movement he moved an El Tri shirt that was on the ground.
Cesc Fábregas, Lionel Messi’s ex-partner at FC Barcelona, also came out in defense of the Argentine and responded to the Mexican boxer
“You neither know the person, nor do you understand how a locker room works or what happens after a game. All t-shirts, even the ones we wear ourselves, go on the floor and are washed afterwards. And more when you celebrate an important victory”, explained Fábregas.
“Let him ask God not to find him”: “Canelo” Álvarez threatens Lionel Messi for stepping on a Mexico shirt in the dressing room
“Shut up, you’re not Mexican”: ‘Canelo’ Álvarez explodes with David Faitelson on social networks after defending Lionel Messi
‘Canelo’ Álvarez against Lionel Messi: memes show how the fight between the boxer and the Argentine star would be