Lionel Messi: Junior Firpo deletes social media comments made about Barcelona captain

Lionel Messi: Junior Firpo deletes social media comments made about Barcelona captain

- Lionel Messi was a subject of abusive comments from Barcelona new signing Junior Firpo

- The Camp Nou's new signing took down the negative comments he made Messi on Twitter

- Firpo told Spanish media that he was only 15-years-old when the offensive statements were made

Junior Firpo has taken down a series of offensive tweets he posted about new team-mate Lionel Messi including one that allegedly wished him dead.

The Spain U21 international who signed for Barcelona from Real Betis for a fee of £16.54million, removed the negative comments about the Argentine superstar

Firpo also bragged about how he could “probably break both of Messi’s legs” with just “one kick”.

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The series of Tweets continued with another saying: “I do not give a cr** that sh**** rat Messi got injured. I hope he dies and stops scoring goals hahaha”.

When asked about his abusive comments about Messi, the 22-year-old told local newspaper Mundo Deportivo that he was just 15-years-old at the time of his comments.

He said: “I would say ugly things about Messi on Twitter to tease him. That is it, just some childish things.

“These are things from when you are 15 years old, when nobody knows you and when you cannot think that they will have repercussions years later”.

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The left full-back admitted he made a mistake, as he backtracked on his comments and believes Messi “is by far the best player in the world".

He added: "I always say the same thing when people talk about the Ballon d'Or: they had to give it to Messi off the bat and then make another award for the rest of the mortals and see who deserves it the most”.

Firpo made history by becoming the first Dominican-born player to play for Barcelona.

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Meanwhile, had earlier reported that Spanish champions Barcelona have added Junior Firpo to their list of new signings this summer.

The Spanish U21 international made an €18million switch from Real Betis after putting pen in paper for a five-year-deal. ( -> We have updated to serve you

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