A statue of Argentine football star Lionel Messi has been vandalised in Buenos Aires. The bronze statue, which was erected in June last year, was split into half; the torso, arms and head were removed.
The motive behind the vandalism is yet to be discovered but the officials of Bueno Aries have said that repairs of the statue are already under way.
According to Buenos Aires municipal government in a statement; “The statue of Lionel Messi… was victim of an act of vandalism that left the footballer’s sculpture without its top half. The city government is already working on its repair.”End of quote.
Paseo de la Gloria (Glory Street) still has other statues of Argentine’s Sports stars such as tennis player Gabriela Sabatini and basketball player Manuel Ginobili.