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  • Pro-ISIS Group Threaten 2018 World Cup With Poster Of Lionel Messi Crying Blood

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    Agencies (Qasioun) – A Pro-Islamic State ISIS media group released a poster that threats the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia with attacks.


    Wafa Media Foundation, followed to ISIS released a poster that features an image of Barcelona and Argentina star Lionel Messi crying blood, according to SITE Intel group that published the images on twitter.


    The image features the tagline "Just Terrorism" underneath the image of Messi, who is depicted behind jail bars and wearing a jump suit with his name on it.


    The poster also delivers a warning that "you are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary."


    As noted by Marissa Payne of the Washington Post, this is not the first piece of ISIS propaganda making reference to the World Cup.


    Others have showed the tournament logo exploding into two pieces accompanied by phrases that include "we are the one who chooses the battlefield" and "I swear that the mujahideen's fire will burn you, just you wait."


    Per Payne, the terrorist group also made threats to both the 2016 UEFA European Championship and the 2017 Women's UEFA European Championship, though both tournaments passed without any attacks.


    The World Cup is scheduled to begin on June 14 next summer, with 12 stadiums and 11 different cities to host matches. The final will take place at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow on July 15.


    Source: Bleacher Report

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