In the article, “Canelo Alvarez explodes against Lionel Messi and sends a real threat to the Argentinian” (elfutbolero, Hector Garcia, 2022) I learned that a famous soccer player for Argentina has sparked anger throughout the Mexican communities. A video was released of Lionel Messi wiping a Mexican jersey on the floor after winning against Mexico’s national soccer team in the World Cup. This action was taken as a lack of respect from the player. On social media, Canelo Alvarez, a famous Mexican boxer, exploded at Lionel Messi for disrespecting the flag and the Mexican national team. He sends a threatening comment to Lionel Messi, a warning to him if he ever sees him in person.Do you think what Lionel Messi did was reasonable or is Canelo Alvarez overreacting?
I believe that Lionel Messi shouldn’t have disrespected the country of Mexico by wiping the jersey on the floor. But I do understand his reasoning for doing this action. During the Mexico vs Argentina game, Mexico’s soccer players were playing dirty and aggressively against Argentina. Most of the aggression did not lead to penalties. So I do understand Lionel’s frustration and motivation in disrespecting the Mexican jersey. However, there should be no reason to be doing these kinds of disrespectful actions, not on the world stage where it could place a negative reputation on the country they are representing.