By: Sean Cross
Canelo Alvarez took to social media on Wednesday: “In the last few days, I was carried away by love and passion for my country, and I made comments that were out of order, so I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. We hope that will be the end of that.” “Every day we learn something new, and this time it was me,” the fighter added. Canelo, who is generally not known to embarrass himself, took things a bit further after Argentina’s World Cup win over Mexico earlier this week.
A video surfaced of Argentina’s team celebrating their win in the locker room on Sunday. Canelo then accused Argentinian player Lionel Messi of defiling the Mexican team shirt in the picture. Box Insider He wrote: “In fairness, the video appears to show Messi excitedly pushing a piece of clothing with his feet as his teammates chant around him.” But Canelo clearly disagreed.
“Did you see Messi cleaning the floor in our jersey and flag?” the red-haired star tweeted. Next, it is better to pray to God that Messi does not find him. He should respect Mexico as much as I respect Argentina! I’m not talking about his country, I’m only talking about what Messi did to——. Suffice it to say, the tweets set the internet on fire. It was good that even the captain of the Mexican team spoke on Messi’s behalf. “Maybe Canelo doesn’t understand his experience in the locker room.” CNN He quoted Andres Guardado.
Suffice to say, anyone who follows sports isn’t surprised when fans overreact. Even worse, the World Cup pits nation against nation. Still, being a fighter, Canelo’s words carry an inherent risk. Again, the man apologized. Moreover, Canelo himself is not known for having a big mouth. As Canelo himself has made clear, everyone comes around occasionally.
Meanwhile, the multi-part headliner is recovering well from recent surgery on his left arm. Canelo hopes to return to the ring in the spring after defeating rival Gennady Golovkin in their third fight last fall. John Ryder has been mentioned as an opponent, as has WBA light heavyweight champion Dimitri Bivol, who dominated Canlon last year, handing boxing’s biggest star just his second loss in 62 fights.