Mexican professional boxer Canelo Alvarez has explained his reasons for apologizing to Lionel Messi after the 2022 FIFA World Cup in Qatar.

Following Argentina’s 2-0 victory over Mexico, Alvarez accused Messi of disrespecting the Mexican national flag after a video surfaced showing Messi seemingly kicking a Mexico jersey in the dressing room. Alvarez’s social media outburst was directed at the Inter Miami captain, but he later issued an apology.

In a recent interview with Univision Fresno, Alvarez detailed why he felt compelled to apologize to the former Barcelona star, acknowledging his mistake.


“You have to admit when you are wrong. It doesn’t make you better or worse. You have to admit when you make a mistake,” Alvarez said (via Express).

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He explained that his initial reaction was fueled by the emotional intensity of supporting the Mexican team and the disappointment of their loss. “The euphoria of supporting the Mexican team at the moment and to see them losing like that….Well obviously, you don’t put too much thought into your actions. But you have to recognize when you mess up and that is it,” Alvarez added.

Alvarez’s comments highlight the importance of acknowledging mistakes and the influence of emotions in heated moments, emphasizing the value of accountability.