Following an incident that gained attention in Argentina’s locker room after its victory against Mexico on Saturday, Canelo Alvarez has apologized to Lionel Messi.
Messi was observed in the Argentine locker room taking off his cleats while simultaneously moving a Mexican national team jersey on the floor after Argentina defeated Mexico 2-0 in a crucial Group C encounter.
The Mexican boxer responded by threatening the Argentine celebrity on Twitter. He posted a number of messages, one of which said in Spanish, “He better ask God not to run into me.” Due to a violation of Twitter policies, the tweet was removed.
What Canelo Alvarez Said to Lionel Messi
However, Alvarez now claims that in his apologies to Messi on Twitter prior to Wednesday’s Group C final between Mexico and Argentina, he “got carried away.”
Alvarez wrote in Spanish, “These last few days I got carried away by the enthusiasm and love I feel for my country and made comments that were out of place for which I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. We learn something new every day, and this time it was my turn.
In response to the initial tweet, he wrote, “I wish both teams tremendous success in their matches today and here we will continue supporting Mexico until the conclusion.
Several of Messi’s former teammates, including Sergio “Kun” Agüero, defended him despite the fact that Messi chose not to respond to his remarks.
Agüero tweeted on Sunday, “Mr. Canelo, don’t search for excuses or difficulties, clearly you don’t know about soccer and what happens in a locker room. “Shirts are always on the floor after the games because of sweat, and if you look closely, he moves to remove the booty and hits it by accident.”
The last matchup in Group C pits Argentina against Poland and Mexico against Saudi Arabia. Although neither team has guaranteed a spot in the round of 16, they both hope to improve their prospects by winning.