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A menacing discharge of firearms directed at Messi within a retail complex for his spouse’s kinfolk

A food store in Rosario, in northern Argentina, owned by the family of Lionel Messi’s wife, was shot, with a threatening message that appeared to be directed at the world champion.

According to the Argentine police, 14 bullets were identified in the metal facade of a closed supermarket, and a cardboard sign on which was handwritten: "Messi we are waiting for you, Jafkin is Narco (drug dealer), he will not take care of you"according to AFP.

A witness confirmed seeing two men on a motorbike around 3 am (local time), one of whom got out to shoot and throw the banner before fleeing without any injuries.

And the mayor of Rosario (320 km northwest of the capital, Buenos Aires), Pablo Gafkin, confirmed to the media that the store belonged to the family of Antonella Roccoso, Messi’s wife.

The deputy head of the regional police unit, Ivan Gonzalez, estimated in an interview with the channel "Cadena 3" That message was not "a threat"but it is intended work "draw attention".

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