Canelo Alvarez got into a battle he will never win and the soccer media has let him know it and not for defending Lionel Messi, but because those who were in a locker room know that the jerseys are scattered everywhere and do not care about them.
The Messi’s video that provoked Canelo to leave is an example, it is not seen at any time that the Argentinean star has the intention of mocking or making fun of the Mexican National Team‘s jersey, besides, it is a piece of clothing, it is not the flag and there is no offense against the country. The only one offended is the Mexican boxer.
The first to speak out in defense of Messi and to point out Sal lvarez’s ignorance in soccer were Kun Agero and Cesc Fbregas, but more soccer players and ex-players have joined the conversation. These are opinions that are worth paying attention to, not those who work in the media and have never been on a soccer field, such as ESPN hosts David Faitelson and lvaro Morales, who never miss an opportunity to get involved in the controversy.
Messi adds defenders against Canelo
Former Barcelona player and TUDN commentator Marc Crosas exploded at the attention given to Canelo’s threat and described the controversy as absurd because “sweaty clothes are always on the dressing room floor”.
Also Mexican striker Alan Pulido asked not to invent with a “cheap news and make controversy”, since in the video it is appreciated that Messi does not kick the Mexico jersey.
“Stop wanting to invent cheap news and make controversy in something that makes no sense, Messi does not kick or step on any shirt of the Mexican National Team, for those who do not know much about soccer, that is normal in a dressing room, it is clearly seen that he wants to remove the stud,” Pulido wrote on Twitter.
Also, former Argentine soccer player Diego Latorre, who played in Mexican soccer for Cruz Azul and is now a commentator for ESPN Argentina called for sanity and for Sal lvarez to reconsider his opinion and leave aside “absurd nationalisms.”
“It would be necessary for Canelo to reconsider his position of using Messi’s soccer and human prestige to generate empathy with absurd nationalisms that have nothing to do with the spirit of a soccer match,” Latorre posted on Twitter.
What happened between Canelo and Messi?
In a video of Argentina’s celebration of its first World Cup victory, Messi can be seen lightly kicking Mexico’s jersey while trying to remove his shoes.
Canelo blew the situation out of proportion by taking to Twitter to express his frustration with Messi.
“Did you see Messi wiping the floor with our jersey and flag?” tweeted Alvarez. He better pray to God he doesn’t find him. Just as I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico! I’m not talking about the country as a whole, what Messi did,” Canelo said.