Tuesday 22 November 2022 02:38 PM Football fans the world over revel in Argentina's humiliating 2-1 defeat to ... trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 02:38 PM Football fans the world over revel in Argentina's humiliating 2-1 defeat to ... trends now
Tuesday 22 November 2022 02:38 PM Football fans the world over revel in Argentina's humiliating 2-1 defeat to ... trends now

Tuesday 22 November 2022 02:38 PM Football fans the world over revel in Argentina's humiliating 2-1 defeat to ... trends now

Social media users reacted with glee to Saudi Arabia's extraordinary comeback win against Lionel Messi's Argentina in one of the biggest shocks in World Cup history.

Football fans mocked Messi and his title as 'the greatest of all time' - or the GOAT - by posting images of people preparing to roast goats on a fire after his team lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia.

One user also edited an image of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess and replaced the Argentinian captain with a picture of Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored an extraordinary winning goal for Saudi Arabia. The caption read: 'The 2 GOATs'. 

Messi, who scored Argentina's only goal against Saudi Arabia with an early penalty, bore the brunt of the mockery as the footballer continues on his fifth and final quest for the only major trophy to elude him.

American football news outlet B/R Football tweeted a cartoon image depicting Messi stuck in a hole in the desert while trying in vain to reach the World Cup trophy. Al-Dawsari is depicted jumping above Messi while pointing and laughing at the footballer.

Another Twitter user, referencing Saudi Arabia's solid defence, posted a picture of riot police trying to break down a door with the caption: 'Argentina trying to score on the Saudi Arabia keeper.'

Football fans mocked Messi and his title as 'the greatest of all time' - or the GOAT - by posting images of people preparing to roast goats on a fire after his team lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia

Football fans mocked Messi and his title as 'the greatest of all time' - or the GOAT - by posting images of people preparing to roast goats on a fire after his team lost 2-1 to Saudi Arabia

Another Twitter user, referencing Saudi Arabia's solid defence, posted a picture of riot police trying to break down a door with the caption: 'Argentina trying to score on the Saudi Arabia keeper'

Another Twitter user, referencing Saudi Arabia's solid defence, posted a picture of riot police trying to break down a door with the caption: 'Argentina trying to score on the Saudi Arabia keeper'

A Brazilian fan also went undercover during the match, and was seen smiling broadly whilst stood next to scores of glum Argentinian fans. Video shows the man unzipping his black jumper to reveal his blue Brazilian football shirt while putting a thumbs up to the camera

A Brazilian fan also went undercover during the match, and was seen smiling broadly whilst stood next to scores of glum Argentinian fans. Video shows the man unzipping his black jumper to reveal his blue Brazilian football shirt while putting a thumbs up to the camera

American football news outlet B/R Football tweeted a cartoon image depicting Messi stuck in a hole in the desert while trying in vain to reach the World Cup trophy. Al-Dawsari is depicted jumping above Messi while pointing and laughing at the footballer

American football news outlet B/R Football tweeted a cartoon image depicting Messi stuck in a hole in the desert while trying in vain to reach the World Cup trophy. Al-Dawsari is depicted jumping above Messi while pointing and laughing at the footballer

Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez of Argentina show their dejection after the 2-1 loss during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia

Lionel Messi and Enzo Fernandez of Argentina show their dejection after the 2-1 loss during the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 Group C match between Argentina and Saudi Arabia

A Brazilian fan also went undercover during the match, and was seen smiling broadly whilst stood next to scores of glum Argentinian fans.

Video shows the man unzipping his black jumper to reveal his blue Brazilian football shirt while putting a thumbs up to the camera.

Other fans piled in on Messi and his compatriots after the full time whistle, calling him a 'choker' and 'bottle merchant' while lambasting Argentina for yet again failing to perform on the world stage.

England fans in particular were delighted, pointing out the indignation suffered by the Three Lions when Diego Maradona's infamous 'Hand of God' goal dumped them out of the World Cup in 1986.

'Personally I have not, nor will ever will forgive Argentina for "the hand of god" cheats are cheats and see any time they get beaten as something to celebrate,' one England fan wrote.

One user also edited an image of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess and replaced the Argentinian captain with a picture of Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored an extraordinary winning goal for Saudi Arabia. The caption read: 'The 2 GOATs'

One user also edited an image of Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo playing chess and replaced the Argentinian captain with a picture of Salem Al-Dawsari, who scored an extraordinary winning goal for Saudi Arabia. The caption read: 'The 2 GOATs'

Other fans piled in on Messi and his compatriots after the full time whistle, calling him a 'choker' and 'bottle merchant' while lambasting Argentina for yet again failing to perform on the world stage. Pictured: A meme showing a Messi-look-a-like looking gormless

Other fans piled in on Messi and his compatriots

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