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Messi statue vandalized 2nd time

AFP

The vandalized sculpture of Argentina star Lionel Messi is pictured in Buenos Aires on Monday. The hero was cut off at the ankles between Sunday night and Monday morning.

AFPBUENOS AIRES (AFP-Jiji) — The statue of Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires was vandalized again — this time the Argentine hero was cut off at the ankles between Sunday night and Monday morning.

Messi’s boots still chase a ball on the plinth, while the severed body was pushed to the ground and left.

The statue was erected in June 2016 after Messi had announced his retirement, brief as it turned out, from the national team. It was damaged in early January when the Barcelona star was sliced in half across the torso.

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