WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India
May 17, 2018, 06.37 PM
A pro-Islamic State(IS) organisation which earlier targeted football star Lionel Messi, has now threatened to kill and be head, Cristiano Ronaldo, ahead of the 2018 FIFA World Cup.
A mocked-up image was also released where both Messi and Ronaldo pinned down on the pitch in a packed stadium with knife-wielding terrorists hacking at their necks.
The second poster released shows a militant carrying what appears to be an explosive device into a stadium. It comes with the message: 'Fifa World Cup Russia 2018 - victory will be ours'.
It is the latest in a series of online threats made against this summer's football tournament and Barcelona star Messi has been the target of similar warnings earlier also.
Last year, the organization released a chilling image of Messi behind bars with blood-soaked eyes, threatening to unleash violence in this year's football World Cup.
The poster released by the Wafa media foundation said: “You are fighting a state that does not have failure in its dictionary,” ending with the message "just terrorism", which is the famous American shoe company Nike's tagline "just do it".
The Messi poster was tweeted by SITE intelligence group, a company which tracks terror activities online.