Argentinian football star Lionel Messi is controversial for kicking a Mexican jersey, and Mexico has even argued that Messi should be banned from entering Mexico.

Argentina won 2-0 in the group stage match against Mexico on the 27th of last month.

After the match, while celebrating with his teammates in the locker room, Messi was seen kicking a Mexican jersey lying on the floor.

As the video spread on social media, Mexican soccer fans raised their voices of criticism, saying, "Messi openly ignored Mexico," and a Mexican congressman suggested to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs that "Messi should be designated as a person to be diplomatically avoided." I did.

Diplomatically shunned persons are a sort of blacklist, meaning they are deported or banned from entering the country if they are designated.

As the controversy grew, Messi explained, "It happened because of a misunderstanding," and "I didn't ignore the Mexican people and the uniform."

Guardado, the captain of the Mexican national football team, said there was nothing wrong with Messi's behavior, saying it was a common behavior among football players.

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