Gummen have threatened Paris Saint-Germain superstar Lionel Messi and opened fire at his family-owned supermarket in his hometown of Rosario, Argentina.
Although the Argentina international was not present during the attack, the gunmen left a message that read, “Messi, we’re waiting for you,” according to Metro.
The gunmen said in their message, “[Rosario mayor Pablo] Javkin is also a drug trafficker, so he won’t take care of you.”
The gunmen were two in number and came on a motorcycle. They fired shots, but nobody was injured during the incident at the supermarket, owned by Messi’s wife’s family, Antonella Roccuzzo.
Celia Arena, the justice minister for the Santa Fe province, reacted to the attack on social media,
She posted: "With the mafia attack on the Roccuzzo family’s business, knowing that it will be an event of global significance, the aim is to [install] terror in the population and unease in those of us who are in the battle against criminal violence." It is, neither more nor less, the definition of terrorism.
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