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Watch | Lionel Messi statue vandalised in Buenos Aires

Jan 11, 2017 17:12 IST
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A statue in Buenos Aires of Barcelona and Argentina soccer star Lionel Messi has been vandalised, with the head, torso and arms all being removed - leaving only the legs and a soccer ball on display. The statue was installed in late June, shortly after Argentina lost the final of the Copa America to Chile. Buenos Aires city government has confirmed that it is working to reconstruct the statue. The Messi statue is among several in the area, all of them dedicated to Argentine sports stars. Only one of them, that of tennis players Gabriela Sabatini, has been vandalised in recent times. (Video Courtesy: SNTV)