A Mexican politician has called on the country’s parliament to officially declare Messi ‘persona-non-grata’ as the World Cup row over the Argentine captain kicking their shirt continues to rage.
Influential transgender campaigner Maria Clemente Garcia Moreno has tabled a motion for official condemnation of Messi after he appeared to boot away the shirt he had accepted from Mexico captain Andreas Guardado at the end of Mexico’s loss to Argentina in the group stages.
Boxing world champion Canelo Alvarez threatened to teach the PSG star a lesson – until it was explained to him that it was an accident and that Messi meant no disrespect.
But Moreno has now submitted a motion demanding that the Mexican government makes their anger official.
The document states: “The Chamber of Deputies of the Honorable Congress of the Union respectfully urges the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to issue the corresponding Declaration in order to declare persona non grata within of the territory of the United Mexican States to the citizen of Argentine and Spanish nationality, Lionel Andrés Messi Cuccitini, due to his manifest contempt and lack of respect towards Mexico during the World Cup of the International Federation of Association Football (FIFA) on Saturday, November 26, 2022.”
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