Argentina fan tattoos Lionel Messi’s pose as mocking Holland coaches after World Cup quarterfinal victory
‘Keep moving, idiot’: a devoted Argentinian fan TATTOOS Lionel Messi’s pose in which he mocks the Dutch coaches after the controversial World Cup quarter-final victory… including the insult he shouted at Wout Weghorst after the match!
An Argentina supporter has taken the bold step of tattooing Lionel Messi’s insulting celebration on his skin in front of the Dutch coaches.
After an extremely awkward World Cup quarter-final on Friday, which saw the South American side win 4-3 on penalties after the match ended 2-2 after normal time and extra time, captain Messi struck a pose mocking the opponent’s staff.
And now a devoted fan has the image permanently engraved on his body, with the words “Anda Palla, Bobo” – which translates to “Keep moving you idiot!” – allegedly what the PSG attacker shouted after the final whistle against opponent Wout Weghorst.
An Argentinian fan has a tattoo of Lionel Messi mocking the Dutch coaches at the World Cup
Captain Messi (centre) clashed with Dutch manager Louis van Gaal (third from left) and coach Edgar Davids (second from left) after his side triumphed in a tight quarter-final on Friday night
With 10 minutes remaining, Argentina were 2–0 up thanks to goals from Nahuel Molina (after a superb assist from Messi) and a captain’s penalty, before substitute Weghorst scored a late double, including a 101st-minute equaliser.
After Lionel Scaloni’s side secured victory on penalties, Albiceleste’s players cheered in the faces of the Dutch, while Messi continued the bad blood after the match.
He ran to the Holland bank, jumped up and then copied the “Topo Gigio” party, standing upright with his open hands behind his ears, the typical party of compatriot Juan Roman Riquelme, who used it as a tribute to the titular character of a 1960s Italian TV show that used puppets.
The superstar Paris Saint-Germain striker celebrated for the Dutch bench after the victory – an act that a devoted supporter has now permanently etched on his skin
Messi said after the game: “I feel disrespected by Van Gaal after his pregame comments and some Dutch players spoke too much during the game.”
Van Gaal also scolded attacking midfielder Riquelme when the player worked under him at Barcelona.
The tattoo shows Messi’s pose, Holland manager Louis van Gaal and coach Edgar Davids, and the slogan he is said to have shouted at Burnley’s Weghorst. Argentina will face Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup on Tuesday evening.