Undisputed super middleweight champion Saúl 'Canelo' Alvarez threatened Lionel Messi on Twitter over a perceived disrespectful taunt.

The Argentine soccer star’s locker room celebration after a much-needed World Cup win over Mexico on Saturday, kicked off a beef with the Mexican champ Canelo. Messi apperead to kick and step on a Mexican national team jersey he exchanged with a Mexican player after the game. This was interpreted by Canelo as a form of disrespect to El Tri and the Mexican flag.

The world champion boxer has since expressed his discontent on social media to call Messi out over the celebration scene stating, "Did you see Messi cleaning the floor with our jersey and flag??"

Canelo tweeted in Spanish, "He better pray to God that I don't find him!! Just like I respect Argentina, he has to respect Mexico!" The Guadalajara, Jalisco native added "I'm not talking about the country as a whole, just about the bulls*** that Messi pulled."

Many hastily defended Messi, including two of his former teammates, Cesc Fabregas and Sergio Aguero. Both Fabregas and Aguero mentioned, on social media, that it is a complete misunderstanding, and he only kicked the jersey by accident. Canelo had a different opinion, and believed the disrespect started as soon as the jersey touched the ground.

Messi, who captains La Albiceleste has not responded to the threats made by Alvarez. Instead, Messi has chosen to keep a low profile as he looks to advance to the next stage of the tournament and win his first World Cup trophy. Argentina plays Saudi Arabia on Wednesday, needing a victory to advance to the next round. Mexico, meantime plays Poland, and needs a win by various goals to stay alive.

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