A supermarket in Argentina owned by the family of Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo has reportedly been attacked by gunman – who and left a chilling note for the PSG and Argentina star
Gunman have attacked a supermarket in Argentina owned by the family of Lionel Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo and left a chilling message for the football star.
One of two men on a motorbike was caught on CCTV walking up to the premises in Messi’s home city of Rosario and firing repeatedly at metal shutters over the windows and front door.
More than half a dozen shots were fired at the supermarket. The attackers are also said to have left a handwritten message at the scene which said: “Messi. We are waiting for you. Javkin is not going to look after you.”
Pablo Javkin is the current mayor of Rosario.
A local TV station which reported on the attack claimed the message suggested criminals may be trying to extort money from the seven-times Ballon D’Or winner.
It has also been suggested that football hooligans known in Argentina as barrabravas could be behind the raid.
The supermarket, which is called Supermercado Unico, is said to belong to Antonela’s family and is understood to be managed by one of her cousins.
It is expected to remain closed on Thursday following the gun attack, which happened at around 2am.
Messi owns a huge mansion on the outskirts of Rosario called ‘The Fortress.’
The monster property, built on three adjoining plots of land in a gated private estate, has a huge cinema, gym and underground garage with enough space for 15 cars.
The World Cup winner married Antonela in a glitzy wedding at Rosario’s City Centre Hotel and Casino in June 2017.
Guests included former Man City striker Sergio Aguero and Barcelona manager Xavi Hernandez.
Xavi recently hinted that his former team-mate could be on his way back to La Liga, hinting that the choice remains with the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.