MADRID, November 30 (.) –
The Mexican boxer Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez apologized this Wednesday to Leo Messi and the Argentine soccer team after several days of controversy and “out of place comments”, for what he understood as an insult to the symbols of his country.
“These last days I let myself be carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and I 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 me,” he wrote on his Twitter account.
The multi-world super middleweight champion accused Messi last Monday, after the Argentina-Mexico match in the 2022 World Cup in Qatar, of wearing the shirt of the Mexican soccer team to “clean the floor.” Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our shirt and flag? May I pray to God that I don’t find him! Just as I respect Argentina, you have to respect Mexico,” he wrote.
Canelo continued the following days with the controversy despite the fact that different footballers such as his compatriot Miguel Layún, the Argentine Sergio Agüero or the Spanish Cesc Fàbregas tried to make him see that he could be wrong.
After Argentina’s victory over ‘Tri’ (2-0), a celebratory video of the Albiceleste players in the locker room after the game circulated on social networks; In it, Messi could be seen wearing a Mexico shirt next to him on the ground, which he kicked, apparently unintentionally, when he tried to remove a boot.
“I wish both teams a lot of success in their matches today and here we will continue supporting Mexico until the end,” Canelo added this Wednesday, shortly before the start of the Poland-Argentina and Saudi Arabia-Mexico games, decisive for the tickets to the round of 16. final on the last day of Group C.