DON'T MESSI ISIS releases sick poster of Lionel Messi crying blood in captivity in chilling Russia World Cup 2018 threat
A SICK poster of Lionel Messi crying blood from behind bars has appeared on ISIS propaganda channels in a chilling threat to football fans and players.
Posted by terror organ the Wafa Media Foundation, the depraved image is being shared by fanatics in an attempt to spread fear ahead of next year's World Cup in Russia.
Words attached to the mocked-up picture read: "You are fighting a state that does not have failure in it's dictionary" — despite Islamic State having been driven out of its self-declared capital Raqqa this week.
It is the second direct threat to Brit footy fans gearing up to travel to the World Cup in just a week.
Another showed the Russia 2018 logo with an armed jihadi posing beside it and the words "Wait For Us" in Arabic.
Authorities are treating seriously the threats to the football festival next summer, as parts of Russia are rife with ISIS fanatics.
Other images issuing direct threats to Russia 2018 have been posted by sick supporters
Russia is a target among bitter ISIS supporters after the Kremlin pummelled their comrades in Syria with a relentless bombing campaign that turned the tide against them
Rebels in Muslim-majority Chechnya have turned to the warped ideology in their droves and have been behind a series of deadly attacks in the country.
In April, 14 people were killed when a bomb was detonated on a packed underground train in St Petersburg.
Russia put itself further in the crosshairs of sick terrorists after the Kremlin ordered a relentless bombing campaign against their comrades in Syria last year — seen by many as a decisive turning point in the war.
Messi was in London last night receiving an award for his inclusion in the Fifa Team of the Year 2017
Another propaganda poster shows an armed fighter looking over Moscow's Luzhniki Stadium — where the World Cup final will be played on 15 July 2018.
It reads: "O enemies of Allah in Russia, I swear that the fire of the mujahideen will burn them, just wait".
Thousands of England and possibly Northern Ireland fans are expected to flock to Russia for the month-long tournament which kicks off on 14 June.