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Headlines: Canelo Threatens Messi After the Argentine Megastar Appears to Kick and Step on Mexican Jersey?

9:48 AM PST on November 28, 2022

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—Argentine fútbol megastar Lionel Messi is being scrutinized online for appearing to kick around a Mexican jersey that was on the floor in his team's locker room. In a viral video making the rounds on Twitter, Argentina's national team is seen singing and celebrating their 2-0 win over Mexico while Messi is kicking off his cleats and lightly kicking a Mexican jersey that was on the floor. Mexico's boxing juggernaut, Canelo Alvarez, was quick to threaten Messi, tweeting, "you better ask God that I don't find you." However, many came to Messi's defense, telling the boxer to relax and that Messi was just taking off his shoes after a good game. Others shared a touching video of Andrés Guardado, a Mexican national team player, posted earlier this year that showed the Mexican player taking his son to meet Messi, posing for a photo with Guardado's son.

Sylmar: An 18-year-old was killed when he crashed a Mustang into a silver SUV on Sunday morning. Police are currently looking for the occupants of that vehicle, which is blieved to have caused the crash. [KTLA]

El Monte: A succession of three home invasion robberies on Sunday morning left three people injured, including one in critical condition, after an assault at one of the homes. According to reports, nothing was stolen in the robberies. [CBS]

Downtown: It's annual "Chick Hearn Night" tonight at Arena. [NBC]

Venice: Brandon Manyo Dixon is being sought by police for his suspected shooting of two British tourists following an argument at a bar this past July. [ABC]

Riverside: Three members of the same family were killed before their home was set on fire, believed to be victims of a man who was "catfishing" the teenage daughter of two of the victims online and traveled from Virginia to prey on her. [ABC]

—Billionaire Mackenzie Scott has donated a one-time grant of $3.5 million to Al Otro Lado, which provides legal and humanitarian support to refugees, deportees, and other migrants in the U.S. and Tijuana, among a large handful of other non-profits. [Mackenize Scott]

—Rapper Xzibit is telling people to watch out after finding an AirTag on his car in L.A., ostensibly being used to track him. [AllHipHop]

—Former L.A. Rams wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. was escorted off an American Airlines flight bound for LAX this Sunday, after refusing to buckle his seatbelt. [Yahoo]

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