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Alvarez fumes at Messi for ‘disrespecting’ Mexico

Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez issued a thinly-veiled threat to Lionel Messi yesterday after he took offence at a dressing-room video appearing to show the Argentine…

Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez issued a thinly-veiled threat to Lionel Messi yesterday after he took offence at a dressing-room video appearing to show the Argentine forward nudge away a Mexican jersey with his foot after their World Cup win over “El Tri”.

“Have you seen Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag?” Alvarez wrote on his Twitter account, which has 2.2 million followers.

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Messi, who at 35 is playing in his fifth World Cup, scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico on Saturday as the South American giants got back on track after suffering a shock loss to Saudi Arabia in their opening game.