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Lionel Messi's hometown is shocked by an incident that happened early in the morning (Thursday) in a supermarket that belongs to the family of the footballer's wife, Antonella.
14 bullets were fired at the branch in Rosario, where the shooters left a note for the Paris Saint-Germain player: "Messi, we are waiting for you. Havkin is a drug dealer, he will not guard you."
According to the media in Rosario, the incident took place at 3 am, when at least two armed people carried out the shooting and left the note mentioning Pablo Havkin, the mayor of the city where the superstar and his wife were born.
The branch where the shooting took place is managed on a daily basis by Antonella's cousin.
Five days ago, Messi's good friend, Sergio "Con" Aguero, said in an interview to UOL that the flea "is seriously considering returning to play in Newells".
It was not the first time that Aguero confirmed that this possibility was on the agenda for the captain of the Argentina national team, as the former striker also spoke about it during the World Cup about two and a half months ago.
Apparently this is what the shooters who attacked Antonella's store meant when they wrote that they were "waiting" for Messi.
A threatening note against Lionel Messi and his wife Antonella (photo: screenshot, Twitter)
Mayor Havkin told the media after the incident: "What they are looking for here is to attract attention. Those who are responsible, let them come here. The Rocozzo family (Antonella's last name before marriage) has been a working family for many years here in Rosario. Come protect us, this is a cowardly act is very".