Messi scored in Argentina’s 2-0 win over Mexico at the World Cup on Saturday and Alvarez, who has 2.2 million followers on Twitter, said the striker “must ask God I don’t find him” after taking offense at the video.
On Wednesday, however, Alvarez tweeted that he had gotten carried away and apologized to Messi and the people of Argentina.
“In recent days, I was carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and made comments that were out of place,” Alvarez said. “So I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina.”
I have always heard about my passion and the love my father knows and his comments about estuvieron… https://t.co/X0MxAFrM3o
—Canelo Alvarez (@Canelo) 1669830062000
Messi, 35, reacted after Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Poland on the final day of Group C, which secured the “Albiceleste” a place in the last 16 of the World Cup.
“I saw that he spoke now, but I think it was a misunderstanding. Those who know me know that I do not despise anyone (…) I do not need to apologize for not despising the people of Mexico. whether the shirt or anyone,” said the Argentina captain.
Mexican captain Andres Guardado defended the striker, saying the video showed nothing out of the ordinary.
Mexico will face Saudi Arabia in their final Group C match later on Wednesday, needing a win for any chance of reaching the last 16 in Qatar.