In the wake of the euphoria emanating from the anticipation of the greatest football Mundial in Russia next summer, ISIS has issued a chilling threat to carry out an attack at the tournament.
The group made the threat with a poster of footballer Lionel Messi crying blood.
The horrific image shows the Barcelona forward standing behind bars with blood apparently coming from his eyes.
The act is the latest attempt by the extremists to instill fear ahead of the tournament which is scheduled between June 14 and July 15 next year, and was published by pro-ISIS group Wafa’ Media Foundation, according to SITE.
In a similar occurrence last week, ISIS published an image of a fighter carrying a rifle and a bomb with the regime’s infamous black flag in front of a football stadium.
The official symbol of the 2018 World Cup finals was also included in the image.