Lionel Messi threatened by ISIS in sick poster of Barcelona and Argentina star ahead of 2018 World Cup.
Lionel Messi made a resounding statement by pulling stellar performance against the struggling English champions Chelsea in Uefa Champions League, perhaps just to remind the world of his caliber.
The short agile Argentine is both a brand and a legend in the world of soccer after having set and broken his own records.
All eyes are on Messi and his nemesis and Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, as soccer fans salivate for the World Cup set for June in Russia.
But now, Messi’s stature has transformed him into a succulent fodder and a target of the international terrorist group ISIS, which is using his image to promote their propagandist veiled in threats.
Their latest photo-shopped picture shows Lionel Messi on his knees, clad in orange jumpsuit with a hooded ISIS executioner holding him with his hair.
The image has been manipulated to the extent that 2018 World Cup Russia logo is included, albeit slightly changed.
Moscow’s Lukhniki Stadium has been made the background perhaps just to bring the emotional feel to the soccer lovers at how the terrorist group is averse to soccer.
On top of the duo is a grotesque message which goes:
“So strike (them) upon the necks and from them every fingertip.”
This is not the first time that the terrorist group has used the Argentine captain in their hate and scaremongering messages.