Saudi Arabian ambassador Lionel Messi suffered the ignominy of being booed by fans of the country he promotes in Argentina’s embarrassing defeat on Tuesday.
Argentina lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia in their Group C opening clash in Qatar in one of the greatest upsets in World Cup history.
Messi had given his country the lead from the spot, before Argentina then had three goals ruled out for offside in the first half – with two Lautaro Martinez strikes and one Messi finish disallowed.
Saudi Arabia then produced a stunning comeback in the second half thanks to goals from Saleh Al Shehri & Salem Al Dawsari to secure a memorable win.
And Messi, who, according to The Athletic, signed a lucrative £25m a year deal to promote the kingdom in May of this year, was far from his best and was booed by…