Canelo Álvarez congratulates the Argentine team after winning the World Cup Qatar 2022

The Mexican boxer dedicated a few words to Messi after Argentina won the World Cup in Qatar.

Mexican boxer Saúl Canelo Álvarez had an unexpected reaction to the victory of the Argentine national team in the Qatar World Cup after the “conflict” he had with Lionel Messi for a non-existent gesture of the captain.

Congratulations, Argentina, you deserved it,” were the words Canelo dedicated to the team coached by Lionel Scaloni. His post quickly gained notoriety among Internet users, reaching almost 60 thousand “likes” and a few thousand “retweets” in a few hours.

Canelo and a fit of unfounded anger with Messi

After the group stage match between Argentina and Mexico, a game that the Albiceleste won by two goals, the multiple super middleweight world champion accused Messi of using the Mexican national soccer team’s jersey to “wipe the floor.”

Did you see Messi wiping the floor with our jersey and flag? May he pray to God that I don’t run into him! Just as I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico,” he wrote. In the hours following the “controversy,” Canelo continued his attacks on the Argentine star.

Canelo Álvarez threatened Messi for allegedly kicking the Mexico shirt
Canelo Álvarez threatened Messi for allegedly kicking Mexico’s shirt / Photo: @Canelo/Twitter.

Meanwhile, players such as his compatriot Miguel Layún, Argentina’s Sergio Agüero, and Spain’s Cesc Fábregas tried to make him see that he could be wrong. Even Mike Tyson had something to say about Canelo’s threats. It was not until three days later that the Guadalajara-born player admitted his mistake.

These last few days, I got carried away by the passion and love I felt for my country and made comments that were out of place, so I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. Every day we learn something new, and this time it was my turn,” he said on Twitter.