New images of the clash between Lionel Messi and Wout Weghorst during the quarter-final of the World Cup between the Netherlands and Argentina have been unveiled by Fifa.
It is a stroke of blood that will remain famous. At the end of the quarter-final of the 2022 World Cup under high won on penalties by Argentina at the expense of the Netherlands (2-2, 4-3 on pens), Lionel Messi, usually so calm, completely unpinned against to Wout Weghorst, in the middle of a post-match interview with TyC Sports.
“What miras, bobo? Anda para alla! (What are you looking at, fool? Go home)”, had thus launched the sevenfold Ballon d’Or to the Dutch striker. Three months later, Fifa unveiled new images of this spat in its documentary Written in the starswhich looked back on the highlights of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar.
THE FACE OF THE “BOBO” 🧑🏼
📸 More than 100 days after that super hot clash against the Netherlands 🇳🇱, images were released showing Wout Weghorst’s face at the moment Messi launched that phrase for history.pic.twitter.com/5Lltt1CylN
— Diario Ole (@DiarioOle) March 25, 2023
“I don’t like this picture”
Invited a few weeks later to speak about this clash with the Manchester United player, Lionel Messi admitted to regretting his gesture. “I don’t like what I did, confessed the PSG striker to Argentinian radio. There was a lot of tension. It came out naturally. A lot had happened with this player and two others during the game. It came out naturally. I don’t like this picture. »