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30th Jun 2018

Antoine Griezmann’s brother trolls Lionel Messi and it doesn’t go down well

Not the classiest tweet in the world

Darragh Murphy

A solid World Cup campaign certainly wouldn’t have done Lionel Messi’s legacy any harm but there’s still no denying his status as one of the greatest of all time.

Messi is left considering his international future after watching Kylian Mbappe steal the show in France’s dramatic 4-3 victory over Argentina on Saturday afternoon.

The Round of 16 clash saw Messi unable to carry his country into the quarter-finals and it could well prove to be the final World Cup for the 31-year-old.

“I think Messi would have fared better if he was in the France team,” Gary Lineker said on BBC’s coverage of the game.

Alan Shearer added that: “One of them (Mbappe) turned up today and one of them didn’t. It was the youngster, 19 years of age, to put in a performance like that in front of the millions watching with Messi at the other end.”

Antoine Griezmann opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Mbappe was felled following a stunning run at the Argentine defence.

And Griezmann’s brother, Theo, has been widely criticised for his social media post in the wake of the game.

Theo Griezmann, who is an avid tweeter, shared an illustration of Messi being refused access to the quarter-finals by the French trio of his brother, Mbappe and Paul Pogba.

Fans of Messi were quick to defend the Argentinian captain by criticising the above tweet.