The social media is already reacting crazily to the retirement announcement of Lionel Messi, who got very nervous right after Argentina lost the Copa America final to Chile 2-4 in penalties on Monday and announced his retirement. The shock of losing to Chile a second time in penalty kicks was really very saddening for him and even made him cry.
The footage of Messi crying on the field is already going very viral on the internet
As he spoke to the TyC sports in Argentina, he made it clear that he wouldn’t like to play for the national team anymore.
“I’m taking this decision for me and for the many people who want this. I’ve tried so hard, but I’m leaving without managing it… The national team is over for me,” Said Messi.
Messi crying… pic.twitter.com/MahCfKKlgv
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His crying pics also went viral on Twitter
Crying Messi Meme. pic.twitter.com/M28uSehFA0
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Argentina’s this loss also meant that they haven’t won a single major tournament after the 1993 Copa America victory. Such news would really be a great shock to a patriotic player but losing Messi is like losing a great gem.