Unseen video why and how Wout Weghorst infuriated Lionel Messi, and Sergio Aguero also got involved.
After Argentina’s triumph against Netherlands in the World Cup quarterfinals on Friday night, tunnel video appears to capture the moment Wout Weghorst enraged Lionel Messi in the post-match interview.
On social media, a video showing Messi escaping the interview in the mixed zone quickly gained popularity.
The normally polite Argentina captain became agitated at a Dutch camp member because he was preoccupied by an event in the tunnel.
Messi yelled something at Weghorst.
Since then, it has come to light that Messi hurled “some unpleasant comments” at Dutch striker Weghorst, according to Marca.
According to the same source, Messi allegedly yelled, “What are you staring at, fool. Keep going that way, dunce. Leave now.
Weghorst, the Burnley striker who is currently on loan at Besiktas, stunned Argentina with two late goals at the end of normal time.
The quarter-final tie subsequently went to a penalty shoot-out which Argentina won 4-3.
The South Americans will now face Croatia, who secured a shock win over Brazil on Wednesday, in next week’s semi-finals.
Tunnel footage emerges of Weghorst incident
Footage captured from inside the tunnel of the Lusail Iconic Stadium shows Weghorst remonstrating with several Argentina players including retired striker Sergio Aguero, who was at the game to support his compatriots.
Lautaro Martinez and Lisandro Martinez were also present.
Messi can be seen in the background of the clip from the position he conducted his post-match interview.