https://www.google.com/amp/s/news.s...ch-amid-threats-against-lionel-messi-11396159 Stuff like this only proves to the world who the real intolerance is and which religion and collective people resort to sanctioned state violence and non state sanctioned but permitted. Lionel Messi (considered greatest football player or earth or at worst #2) (soccer for you americans). has been getting death threats from Palestinian sunni Arabs muslims and the larger islamic world. Argentina have been threeatned by BDS and Muslims across the world. Threats to kill his family and loved ones if he plays in Israel against the Israeli national team while he represents Argentine national team. "Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian football association, had encouraged fans to burn shirts bearing Messi's name if he decided to play. The Israeli embassy said "it regrets to communicate the suspension of the match between Israel and Argentina", and referred to unspecified "threats" and "provocations" against Messi. Mr Rajoub told journalists that he had written to Argentina's government asking that the player not take part. "The Israeli government is trying to give it political significance by insisting it be held in Jerusalem," he said, adding that Messi was "a symbol of peace and love". Marci the Argentine president who has good relations with Israel and Netanyahu said he had no decision it it. The team chose to not go fearing for safety. here spanish source which is ARGENTINE football man saying threats to players is reason why. http://cadenaser.com/ser/2018/06/06/deportes/1528305666_087989.html in case you think the israelis lying or it minister below president of argentina football talk about it. El presidente del la Asociación de Fútbol Argentino (AFA), Claudio Tapia, justificó hoy en Barcelona que la cancelación fue motivada por "las amenazas" que recibió el equipo suramericano. "Lo vivido en las últimas setenta y dos horas, las acciones, las amenazas que han ocurrido, nos han llevado a tomar la decisión de no viajar. Mi responsabilidad como presiente es la de bregar por la salud y la integridad física de toda la delegación y, en mi función, tomé esta decisión", argumentó. translated to The president of the Argentine Football Association (AFA), Claudio Tapia, justified today in Barcelona that the cancellation was motivated by "the threats" that the South American team received. "I have lived in the last seventy-two hours, the actions, the threats that have taken place, have led us to make the decision not to travel." My responsibility as president is to fight for the health and physical integrity of the entire delegation and, in my function, I made this decision , "he argued.