Argentina captain Lionel Messi’s bronze statue has been destroyed by vandals(a person who deliberately destroys or damages property belonging to others.). The statue was cut in half less

than a year after it was unveiled in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

The sculpture of Messi was unveiled in June last year, just days after the Barcelona star had announced his retirement from the international game following Argentina’s defeat in the 2016 Copa America final, per BBC News.

As reported by Goal’s Daniel Edwards, a statement from the Buenos Aires city government did not reveal the identity of any known suspects but stated that the statue would be repaired:

“The statue of Lionel Messi fell victim to an act of vandalism that left the footballer’s sculpture without its top half. The City Government is now working on its repair.”

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