Brand new footage emerges of Messi and Weghorst’s spat – and what sparked it


BRAND new footage has emerged of Lionel Messi and Wout Weghorst’s World Cup spat.

The duo famously collided as Argentina dumped Holland out of the tournament in a dramatic penalty shootout.

Fresh footage has emerged of Lionel Messi's rant at Wout Weghorst


Fresh footage has emerged of Lionel Messi’s rant at Wout WeghorstCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk
Weghorst stared at Messi from behind a wall, prompting the Argentine's blast


Weghorst stared at Messi from behind a wall, prompting the Argentine’s blastCredit: Not known, clear with picture desk

Weghorst’s equaliser ELEVEN minutes into stoppage time set up another brilliant half hour.

But the Manchester United striker was not smiling at the final whistle as eventual winners Argentina booked their place in the semis with a 5-4 shootout win.

Tensions had already hit boiling point during normal time, with Leandro Paredes sparking a mass brawl when he booted the ball at Holland’s bench.

And in the tunnel there was an incredible outburst from Messi aimed directly at Weghorst as he gave a post-match interview.

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The Paris Saint-Germain ace said to his opponent: “Who are you looking at, stupid? Go ahead, you stupid.”

But fresh footage has now revealed what exactly happened in the build-up to Messi’s rant.

As the Argentina ace started giving his thoughts on the game, Weghorst could be seen peering round a WALL while watching intently on the other side of the cameras.

Weghorst continued to look at Messi until the legendary forward caught his eye.


And after they made contact, Messi unleashed his now-iconic bombardment.

The video then shows the moment Weghorst reached out to Messi with an outstretched hand.

But the veteran had no intention of taking it, leading to Weghorst complaining: “I was waiting for him and wanted to give him a hand. And he’s doing that? That’s disrespectful.”

Messi has since admitted he regretted the entire incident, saying: “I don’t like this picture. I don’t like what I did.

“There was a lot of tension and it came out naturally. A lot had happened with this player and two others during the match.

“It came out naturally. I don’t like this image.”


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