Israel vs Argentina Friendly Match Cancelled Following Messi’s threat

Israel Argentina Friendly Cancelled Following Messi ThreatsThe Albiceleste will not be playing their final World Cup warm-up game after the controversial match with Israel sparked protests.

Argentina’s controversial friendly against Israel has been suspended after threats towards Lionel Messi and waves of protests.

Reports had surfaced in Argentina on Tuesday that the match would be called off, with Palestine’s Football Association celebrating the news.

Palestinian FA chief Jibril Rajoub had helped spark the controversy with his claims that fans should burn Messi photos and shirts if the Argentina star faced Israel in Jerusalem.

READ ALSO
Davido’s PA, Israel, crashes his new car in Edo State; casualties recorded (video)

And now the Israel embassy has confirmed the news, saying that civilians in the area are no strangers to the “threats and provocations” aimed at Barcelona star Messi.

“The Israeli embassy is sad to announce the suspension of the match between the Israel and Argentina national teams scheduled for Saturday June 9, as a warm-up for the Russia World Cup,” the statement reads.

READ ALSO
Al-Ittihad knock Cristiano Ronaldo and Al-Nassr out of the Saudi Super Cup

“The threats and provocations directed at Lionel Messi, which logically aroused the solidarity of his colleagues and fear of playing the friendly, are no strangers to the daily life of Israel’s civilian population whose sporting stars, to put it simply, have been on numerous occasions the targets of violence and attacks.

“The friendship between Argentina and Israel, which will soon celebrate its 70th anniversary, is not about a football match. The democratic country and plural state (composed of Jews, Muslims and Christians), will always eagerly await the chance to receive one of the stars of Argentine sport.”

Stay Connected , follow us on: Facebook: @creebhillsdotcom, Twitter: @creebhillsblog, Instagram: @creebhills, Pinterest: @creebhills, Telegram: @creebhills
To place an advert/Guest post on our site, contact us via [email protected]

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here