ISIS threatens World Cup finals

Terror group uses chilling image of Barcelona star Lionel Messi crying blood to threaten biggest soccer event in the world.

Gary Willig ,

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

The ISIS terrorist organization threatened the 2018 FIFA World Cup finals in a chilling media campaign of intimidation.

The Wafa Media Foundation, an ISIS mouthpiece, released a series of posters threatening the matches, which will be watched by millions of fans around the world.

One of the images depicted world-renowned Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi standing behind bars and crying blood.

The image includes a caption which states: "You are fighting a state which does not have failure in its dictionary."

Last week, ISIS threatened the World up directly with another image, which depicted a masked ISIS terrorist holding a sub-machine while standing next to the World Cup symbol. The image further depicts a cartoon bomb and includes a caption which states: "Wait for us."

The image, which has swamped social media, appears to show the Volgograd Arena in Southern Russia in the background.

A third image included a caption which states: "Oh, enemies of Allah in Russia, I swear that the fire of the mujahideen (soldiers in the holy war) will burn them, just wait."

The World Cup will be played across 11 Russian cities from June 14 to July 15, when the final match will be held at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow.