ISIS threatens attack on World Cup 2018 with Poster of Messi in Prison Uniform Crying Blood
While national football teams around the world are celebrating their qualification for the Russia 2018 World Cup, terrorist group ISIS is sending threats.
SITE Intel Group, an intelligence organisation, has published an image released by pro-ISIS media unit Wafa’ Foundation.
The image shows 5-time world footballer of the year Lionel Messi behind bars and shedding tears of blood.
The image has the words “You are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary.”
The image also has the words “Just Terrorism”, a likely play on sport brand Nike‘s “Just Do It” slogan.
Pro-#ISIS media unit Wafa' Foundation continues to threaten 2018 FIFA #WorldCup, this time using an image of #LionelMessi in a prison outfit pic.twitter.com/isB8RDKYAK
— SITE Intel Group (@siteintelgroup) October 24, 2017
This is not the first time threats to World Cup have been made.
Images have been showing the world cup logo with different taglines, including “I swear that the mujahideen’s fire will burn you, just you wait.”
See the images below:
#FIFA18 a recurring topic among #ISIS supporters, w chatter & graphics threatening "enemies of Allah in #Russia"https://t.co/MfmbizGUyg pic.twitter.com/CqoEROGfjB
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) October 24, 2017
Photo Credit: SITE Intel Group