ISIS issue chilling Russia World Cup 2018 threat with poster of Messi

  30 October 2017    Read: 1695
ISIS issue chilling Russia World Cup 2018 threat with poster of Messi

The sick image shows the Barcelona player standing behind bars with what appears to be blood coming from his eyes. It’s the latest attempt by extremists to spread fear ahead of the tournament in the summer next year.

Just last week, ISIS published an image of a fighter carrying a rifle and a bomb with the regime’s infamous black flag in front of a football stadium.

The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals was also included in the image. In another similar poster, a terrorist can be seen armed with a gun and explosives near a football stadium in Russia along with the words: ‘I swear that the Mujahideen’s fire will burn you… just you wait’.



The Lionel Messi poster was published by pro-ISIS group Wafa’ Media Foundation, according to SITE.

The World Cup is taking place from June 14 to July 15 across 11 cities in Russia, with the final taking place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.

Thousands of England fans are expected to make the journey to Russia for the month-long finals.


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