Argentine football superstar Lionel Messi has recently been targeted by armed assailants who opened fire on his family’s supermarket in Rosario, Argentina. The incident occurred on the night of 2nd March , and thankfully, no one was injured in the attack. However, the threat to Messi and his family did not end there.
According to reports, the gunmen left a threatening message for Messi and his family, stating: “We’re waiting for you.” The message has sent shockwaves through the global football community, raising concerns about the safety and security of one of the world’s most beloved and successful athletes.
The attack on Messi’s family supermarket is just the latest in a string of violent incidents that have plagued Rosario in recent years. In 2013, Messi’s childhood friend and former teammate, Diego Molina, was murdered in the city. Since then, there have been numerous reports of gang violence, drug trafficking, and organized crime in the area.
Messi, who is currently playing for Paris Saint-Germain in France, has not yet commented on the incident. However, his family has released a statement expressing their gratitude for the outpouring of support they have received from fans and well-wishers around the world.
“We are grateful for the messages of solidarity and affection that we have received,” the statement reads. “We are confident that the authorities will do everything in their power to ensure our safety and bring those responsible to justice.”
The Incident has once again highlighted the issue of violence and crime in Argentina, a country that has long struggled with social and economic inequality, corruption, and political instability. It also underscores the need for greater efforts to protect the safety and security of public figures like Messi, who have become targets of criminal gangs and other violent actors.
As the investigation into the attack on Messi’s family supermarket continues, it is clear that more needs to be done to address the root causes of crime and violence in Argentina and to ensure the safety and security of all its citizens. For now, Messi and his family must remain vigilant and rely on the authorities to provide them with the protection they need.