Controversial broadcast journalist Bridget Otoo says it is her prayer that Lionel Messi retires without being able to win the FIFA World Cup.
The PSG star is once again close to winning the World Cup, having reached the semi-finals with Argentina in Qatar.
Argentina defeated the Netherlands on penalties to advance to the last four of the global showpiece last Saturday.
The game, however, had a tense ending, with players and managers of both teams clashing in the aftermath of the match.
After the disgusting behaviour of Messi and his team mates. Insulting even the coach.
Calling a player stupid, I pray Croatia not only beat them but he retires without winning a World Cup trophy.
I will mop Twitter with his tears. We all watched the game!
— BO1 (@Bridget_Otoo) December 10, 2022
Messi also had a go at the Netherlands bench, first cupping his ear at them when he scored in the shootout and later confronting Wout Weghorst.
“What you looking at, fool? Go on, get out of here,” he angrily said to Weghorst while conducting a post-match interview.
The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner later hit out at Louis van Gaal too, saying: “You talk too much. I feel disrespected by Van Gaal after his pregame comments and some Dutch players spoke too much during the game.”
Reacting to Messi’s outburst, Bridget Otoo slammed the footballer’s behaviour and said she prays he never gets to win the World Cup.
Lionel Messi to Wout Weghorst after the match: “What are you looking at, dumby? Go back there, dumby. Get back there, yes!” 😨pic.twitter.com/LaJlIgpaRy
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) December 10, 2022
“After the disgusting behaviour of Messi and his teammates. Insulting even the coach,” the Metro TV journalist wrote on Twitter.
“Calling a player stupid, I pray Croatia not only beat them but he retires without winning a World Cup trophy. I will mop Twitter with his tears. We all watched the game!”
Meanwhile, Messi and Argentina will face Croatia in the semi-finals of the World Cup.