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Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Alvarez says he got carried away, apologizes to Messi after threat

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Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez apologized for publicly threatening Lionel Messi after he came across a video in the dressing room…

Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Mexican boxer Canelo Alvarez apologized for publicly threatening Lionel Messi after he took offense to a video in the dressing room that appeared to show the Argentine forward pushing a Mexican shirt away on the floor with his foot. Follow FIFA WC LIVE updates with Akashera.IN

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 pray to God I don’t find him” took offense to the video.

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On Wednesday, however, Alvarez tweeted that he got carried away and apologized to Messi and the people of Argentina.

“For the past few days I was carried away by the passion and love I feel for my country and I made comments that were out of place,” Alvarez said.

“So I would like to apologize to Messi and the people of Argentina.”

Messi, 35, responded after Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Poland on the final day of Group C, which gave the “Albiceleste” a place in the round of 16 of the World Cup.

Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Alvarez says he got carried away, apologizes to Messi after threat
Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Alvarez says he got carried away, apologizes to Messi after threat

“I saw that he spoke now, but I think it was a misunderstanding, those who know me know that I do not respect anyone (…) I do not need to apologize because I did not respect the people of Mexico or shirt or someone, said the Argentine captain.

Mexico captain Andres Guardado defended the striker, saying the video showed nothing out of the ordinary.

Mexico face Saudi Arabia in their final Group C game later on Wednesday, needing a win to have any chance of reaching the last 16 in Qatar.

Alvarez apologizes to Messi: Alvarez says he got carried away, apologizes to Messi after threat

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