FOUR WEIGHT class boxing world champion Canelo Alvarez has threatened Argentina’s Lionel Messi after the football ace appeared to kick the Mexico shirt.
Argentina beat Mexico 2-0 in their World Cup Group C match with seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi getting a goal and an assist.
Wild scenes in the Argentine dressing room followed as the win kept their World Cup dreams alive after they lost their first group match 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.
In a clip, a Mexico shirt can be seen on the floor near Messi, and as the Paris Saint-Germain star goes to take his boot off, his foot brushes the jersey – which boxer Canelo found disrespectful.
The Mexican says Messi “better pray to God that I don’t find him” thesun.co.uk reports.
Canelo tweeted: “Did you guys see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag.
“He better pray to God that I don’t find him.
“Just like I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country as a whole, just about the bulls**t that Messi did.”
Argentina need to beat group toppers Poland in their final fixture to secure a knockout spot.
The two sides meet on Wednesday to decide their fate.
Canelo may have to wait until Messi drifts closer to South America to play his football if they’re going to cross paths.
Reports claim MLS side Inter Miami are “on the brink” of signing the ex-Barcelona star.
Messi will be a free agent next summer.