World Cup 18: Lionel Messi targeted in ISIS' execution-style poster

ISIS fanatics have targeted Lionel Messi in their latest propaganda poster promoting terror attacks at the Russia World Cup this summer. 

The photoshopped image shows the Barcelona and Argentina star on his knees wearing an orange Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuit, often seen worn by victims in the terrorists' execution videos. 

Messi is depicted on his knees inside Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium – venue for the World Cup final - with a masked jihadi to his left and the threat 'so strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertips' emblazoned above them.

The ISIS poster showing Lionel Messi on his knees wearing an orange Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuit, often seen worn by victims in the terrorists' execution videos. The words 'so strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertips' can be seen above him and a jihadi who is holding the footballer's hair inside Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium

The ISIS poster showing Lionel Messi on his knees wearing an orange Guantanamo Bay-style jumpsuit, often seen worn by victims in the terrorists' execution videos. The words 'so strike them upon the necks and strike from them every fingertips' can be seen above him and a jihadi who is holding the footballer's hair inside Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium

A general view of the Luzhniki stadium on August 29, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. It is to be the venue of the World Cup final

A general view of the Luzhniki stadium on August 29, 2017 in Moscow, Russia. It is to be the venue of the World Cup final

The official logo for the tournament has been altered to make it look like the world cup and the number eight in 2018 has been damaged.

Sticks of dynamite can also be seen resting up against the halfway-line flag in the picture as the jihadi holds Messi's hair with one hand and gestures with his other hand.   

Lionel Messi of Argentina drives the ball during a match between Russia and Argentina International Friendly at Luzhniki Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Moscow

Lionel Messi of Argentina drives the ball during a match between Russia and Argentina International Friendly at Luzhniki Stadium on November 11, 2017 in Moscow

It's not the first time the five-time world footballer of the year has been targeted by ISIS.   

In October another poster emerged showing the Barcelona star behind bars in an attempt by terror fanatics to spread fear ahead of the the tournament in Russia.

It came after

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