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Last Saturday’s duel between Argentina and Mexico at the 2022 World Cup in Qatar continued to be played off the pitch when the boxer from Guadalajara, Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez, threatened Lionel Messi for a video that went viral where he allegedly kicked a Tri shirt who was on the floor of the albiceleste locker room. This generated a great media controversy that ended in a dispute between the former soccer player Sergio ‘Kun’ Agüero and the boxer.
After having an exchange of opinions on Twitter, Agüero spoke about the subject in a live broadcast on Monday. In an interaction with a follower, he joked that “Canelo” was going to Qatar.
“‘Kun, ‘Canelo’ bought a ticket and is on his way to Qatar.” The now streamer quickly reacted to the comment. “No, I don’t have a problem. You can’t hit here. You can’t hit (…) so if you hit me, you go to jail. He is a boxer, I am not.
A part of Agüero’s live was intended to talk about this controversy with ‘Canelo’, who said he did not know if he is “intelligent or gross” and assured that he was very badly advised. Likewise, “Kun” was emphatic in stating that he previously admired the boxer from Guadalajara, but no longer, and for this reason he stopped following him on Instagram.
The former Manchester City player from the English Premier League also confessed that with his last action, Álvarez had earned the hatred of the Argentines and therefore he could not set foot in the country anymore.
“You earned total hatred just with Messi, it’s like saying something against Maradona. You played with fire. So, sorry, I was following you on Instagram, but I unfollowed you. I liked you, today I don’t like you, ”he concluded.
‘Canelo’s’ reaction comes shortly after Mexico’s adverse result against Argentina that leaves it with a foot and a half out of the Qatar 2022 World Cup and after several tensions and episodes of violence between fans from Albiceleste and Aztecs.
The world of sport and public opinion have turned mostly to supporting Messi and even the veteran soccer player from El Tri, Andrés Guardado, assured that the boxer was wrong in his interpretation of the facts.
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