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WORLD CUP MEMES: Messi crowned Miss Penalty

Last Sunday, all eyes were on Lionel Messi, as Argentina played Iceland in the FIFA World Cup games in Russia.

Supporters were however disappointed when he missed a penalty that would have seen Argentina snatch victory from Iceland, following his rival Ronaldo’s heroic hat-trick against Spain.

Messi missed the crucial penalty in the 64th minute of the game that ended 1-1, leading the Internet to crown him ‘Miss Penalty’.

Netizens crowned Lionel Messi 'Miss Penalty'

Netizens crowned Lionel Messi ‘Miss Penalty’. COURTESY PHOTO

Nonetheless, Messi has admitted he is hurt after missing the defensive penalty.

“It would have changed the script. It was the advantage,” he said. “Obviously it hurts me to have missed the penalty. They would have opened a little more and we could have found more spaces.”


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