Lionel Messi statue in Buenos Aires broken into two

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A statue of Lionel Messi in Argentina’s capital has been broken in half, with the player’s upper body, arms and head removed.

The statue on the Paseo de la Gloria walkway was severed at the waist leaving only the lower body and a ball.

City Hall said they do not know who was responsible or the motive for the damage.

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The statue was unveiled in June 2016, shortly after Argentina lost the final of the Copa America to Chile, a defeat that prompted Messi to say he was quitting the national team.

The Barcelona star has always come under criticism for his performances for Argentina, who have lost three major finals in two years.

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