IS threat to be­head Messi and Ronaldo at World Cup

Scottish Daily Mail - - News -

IS­LAMIC State fa­nat­ics have threat­ened to be­head Cris­tiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at next month’s World Cup.

The terror group re­leased a mock-up photo show­ing the Real Madrid and Barcelona stars hav­ing their throats cut in a packed foot­ball sta­dium.

They are de­picted ly­ing on the ground next to each other with blood gush­ing from their throats and two ter­ror­ists kneel­ing on their backs. The cap­tion reads: ‘The ground will be filled with your blood.’

In re­cent weeks, IS has made calls for ‘lone at­tack­ers’ to strike at the tour­na­ment in Rus­sia which starts on June 14.

An­other of its posters shows a ter­ror­ist seem­ingly car­ry­ing an ex­plo­sive into a sta­dium with the mes­sage: ‘FIFA World Cup 2018 – Vic­tory will be Ours.’

In March, Messi was the sub­ject of an IS poster de­pict­ing him as a cap­tive in an or­ange jump­suit of­ten seen be­ing worn by vic­tims in ex­e­cu­tion videos.

Stars: Messi (left) and Ronaldo

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