Canelo Álvarez decided to apologize to Lionel Messi and the country of Argentina after he found himself involved in a controversy a few days ago. He had launched himself against the Paris Saint-Germain player for a video that was taken out of context, writing that Messi had disrespected Mexico. After receiving criticisms for his words, the boxer changed his position.
Through his Twitter account, the boxer sent a message: “These last days I have been carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and I have made comments that were out of place for which I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. Every day we learn something new and this time it was my turn”.
“I wish both teams much success in their matches today and here we will continue supporting Mexico until the end,” he added.
According to some comments of Canelo’s followers, he should not have retracted what he said. Others pointed out that perhaps, the fighter wanted to avoid problems.
Les deseo mucho éxito a ambas selecciones en sus partidos de hoy y aquí seguiremos apoyando a México hasta el final 🇲🇽🇲🇽🇲🇽
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 30, 2022
What happened to Canelo Álvarez and Messi?
After the defeat of the Mexican National Team against Argentina, a video began to circulate in the locker room, noting that Messi appeared to be taking off a shoe, without realizing that the Mexico shirt was on the floor. As he made the movement, the garment was also on the floor. It slipped, causing it to look like the footballer kicked it.
Seeing the material, the boxer reacted angrily and went off against the player. “Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag????”, was one of his first posts, which got dozens of responses from his followers, generating a discussion.
This is how various comments from the public began to emerge, while Alvarez continued to respond. It was even notable that he took up some posts from fake accounts, which he considered to be real. What happened quickly became a trend on social networks.
Vieron a Messi limpiando el piso con nuestra playera y bandera ????
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) November 28, 2022