Lionel Messi, the Argentine forward for Paris Saint-Germain, received a threatening note from gunmen who attacked a supermarket in Rosario, his hometown.
The Unico food store, owned by Messi’s wife’s family, was targeted with 14 shots fired at its shutters and front door. Two individuals were seen escaping on a motorcycle after leaving a threatening note for the football star.
The note accused the mayor of Rosario, Pablo Javkin, of being a drug dealer, and claimed that he would not be able to protect Messi. Fortunately, no one was injured, but the store suffered significant damage.
The incident underscores the growing level of violence in Rosario, which is the largest city in Argentina’s central province of Santa Fe.
Neither Messi nor his wife, Antonela Roccuzzo, have commented on the matter. The couple lives in Paris with their three children, and PSG is set to play Nantes on Saturday.
Meanwhile, Messi continues to play for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, where he is once again showing his skills on the pitch. He has been a key player for the team this season, scoring several goals and helping his team to climb to the top of the league table.
Despite the unsettling incident, Messi remains a beloved figure in Argentina and around the world. His achievements on the pitch and his philanthropic work off it have made him a role model for many people, and he continues to inspire a new generation of footballers. As he and his family deal with this difficult time, Messi’s fans will undoubtedly show their support and admiration for the football star.