Argentina's football captain and star striker Lionel Messi announced his shocking retirement from international football after he yet again failed to help his national team clinch a title in a major tournament after they lost to Chile in the Copa America final.
Twitterati began to lend their support for the Barcelona forward despite him being unsuccessful on the international stage.
Messi crying is probably the worst way you could start your morning ð pic.twitter.com/Mm4Idv23Lq— Coral (@Coral) June 27, 2016
Messi in tears after losing the Copa America final. Pic/ AFP
Lionel Messi lost his third major title final with Argentina in three successive years. They lost to Germany in the FIFA World Cup 2014, to Chile in the Copa America 2015 final and this year again in the Copa America 2016 final.
It is still to be seen if if Messi can ever get that estranged feather in his cap by winning a title for his country. Meanwhile, here are some of the tweets from Messi fans lending out their love and support for the striker.
What a game. Really feel for Messi. Congrats to Chile. Remarkable tourney from them again this year. #CopaAmericaCentenario— Carli Lloyd (@CarliLloyd) June 27, 2016
I stil love U #Messi. U R the best player in the world, but you are also human and have the right to make mistakes, like the rest of us— Gaby Natale (@GabyNatale) June 27, 2016
I don’t care what anyone says, Messi is still a Futball God.— Rick Malambri (@RickMalambri) June 27, 2016
360 mins of football across 3 major cup finals 3 years in a row, still no glory. Can't help but feel sad for Messi pic.twitter.com/BTkV2rbpL7— ARBAAZ SHROFF (@ArbaazShroff) June 27, 2016
Messi will not give up,Nobody in the word reaches success without bad times and Messi will succeed. Ánimo Messi. pic.twitter.com/uXQlsx4bWy— Catalan Edition (@CatalanEdition) June 27, 2016
It literally hurts me to see him like thishttps://t.co/pvJchE0b4H— Juan (@socraticjuan) June 27, 2016
Messi crying hurt my heart ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ he is still the best no doubt regardless of today. his fans have his back today and always ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¯ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ MESSI # 1 ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— leanna (@leanna_rose) June 27, 2016
To be fair to Messi, everyone is an ugly crier. Last time I cried, I was snot-nosed and dry-heaving in the car till I passed out— Zito (@_Zeets) June 27, 2016
Funny how there's haters out there talking trash about Messi whenever they don't even watch soccer ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ¼ðÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂÂ— Marcoooo âÂÂÂÂ½ï¸ÂÂÂÂ (@Marco_Vargas69) June 27, 2016
Lionel Messi scored 5 goals in the Copa America tournament. No matter his failure on the big stage, he is still loved and supported by his fans over the world.
He has scored 55 goals in his 112 appearances for Argentina.