Following his contentious remarks during the FIFA World Cup, Canelo Alvarez apologizes to Lionel Messi and the people of Argentina.
The Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez garnered media attention this week for his remarks against Lionel Messi and the Argentinian football team.
Even though Alvarez’s remarks sparked backlash, the boxer has already apologized on social media before Argentina’s Group A battle against Poland.
The 31-year-old professional boxer, who has won several world titles, claims in his statement of regret that he was carried away by his love for his nation. He apologized and also said that everyone may learn something new every day.
The statement of regret was published in Spanish on Twitter and received by Mandy News on Wednesday night.
The translation is provided below.
His tweet read (translated to English):
“These last few days I got carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and made comments that were out of place for which I want to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina. Every day we learn something new and this time it was my turn.”
After posting on Twitter with the following statement, Alvarez said:
“Saw Messi cleaning floor with our jersey and flag? He should ask god that I don’t find him.”
If Argentina wins, they will definitely progress, probably as the group winners. To continue its World Cup knockout-round streak, Mexico will need to score goals quickly—possibly even many.
We hope that both countries can qualify.