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A statue of Argentina captain Lionel Messi in Buenos Aires has suffered vandalism for the second time this year after it had both of its legs removed.

Spanish news agency EFE reported the tribute in Paseo de las Glorias, an area in the Argentinian capital, had been defaced, and Goal's Mootaz Chehade posted an image of the now legless statue (h/t Marca):

Young play with footballs next to a sculpture of Argentina's forward Lionel Messi, after it unveiling by Buenos Aires Mayor Horacio Rodriguez Larreta in Buenos Aires, Argentina, on June 28, 2016. / AFP / JUAN MABROMATA        (Photo credit should read JUAN MABROMATA/AFP/Getty Images)

The statue was unveiled in June 2016 and was first hit by vandals in January 2017, making this the second time this year in which it has attracted unwanted attention.

 

The torso and head were cut off the first time it suffered damage:

Source|Bleacherreport

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