Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Mexico on the World Cup on Saturday and Alvarez, who has 2.2 million followers on Twitter, stated that the striker “ought to ask God that I do not discover him” having taken offence on the video.
On Wednesday, nonetheless, Alvarez tweeted that he bought carried away and apologised to Messi and the folks of Argentina.
“These previous few days I bought carried away by the eagerness and love I really feel for my nation and I made feedback that had been misplaced,” Alvarez stated. “So I wish to apologise to Messi and the folks of Argentina.”
Estos últimos días me dejé llevar por la pasión y el amor que siento por mi país e hice comentarios que estuvieron… https://t.co/X0MxAFrM3o
— Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) 1669830062000
Messi, 35, responded after Argentina’s 2-0 win over Poland on the ultimate day of Group C, which gave the “Albiceleste” a spot within the final 16 of the World Cup.
“I noticed that he spoke now, however I feel it was a misunderstanding, those that know me know that I do not disrespect anybody (…) I haven’t got to apologise as a result of I did not disrespect the folks of Mexico or the shirt or anybody,” stated the Argentina captain.
Mexican captain Andres Guardado defended the striker saying the video confirmed nothing out of the bizarre.
Mexico face Saudi Arabia of their ultimate Group C match afterward Wednesday, needing a win to have any probability of reaching the final 16 in Qatar.