Forward of the Argentina national team Lionel Messi commented on the episode in the team's locker room after the 2022 World Cup match with Mexico. Recall that the boxer Canelo accused the Argentinean of disrespect for Mexico for the fact that Lionel allegedly kicked the Mexican national team shirt with his feet.
“It was a misunderstanding. Everyone who knows me knows that I do not despise anyone. These are things in the dressing room that happen after the game. I have nothing to apologize for because I do not disparage the people of Mexico or the jersey of the national team,” Messi said in a comment to TUDN.