Lionel Messi was angry at an onlooker when he was giving his post-match interview after defeating the Netherlands in penalties at Lusail Stadium to reach the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2022.
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Messi is heard in the video saying “Que mira bobo?” which means “What are you looking at, silly?”. The Argentine star was visibly upset with the onlooker who was probably taking his photo sans his permission.
Seeing Messi angry is a sight that is not commonly seen in football. However, in the match against the Netherlands, he first got angry with the referee for showing a slew of red cards to players, including him.
As per stats available online, referee Antonio Mateu showed a total of 11 yellow cards to players of both teams.
When their win was secured, Messi ran over to the touchline to have a spat with the Dutch coach Louis Van Gaal. Messi reportedly told the 71-year-old that he talks too much. They were separated by the Dutch coaching staff as well as the other Argentina players.
Messi and co will now face Croatia in the semi-final of the FIFA World Cup 2022. If they can win it, it will be Messi’s second FIFA World Cup final and an excellent opportunity to make the dream of winning football’s biggest trophy come true.
Will the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner be able to do it? Only time will tell, but Messi fans can take a moment and celebrate the win tonight.