FOOTBALL fans are outraged after Call of Duty unveiled a new Lionel Messi character.

The Argentina star is the latest footballer to be introduced on the video game as part of a World Cup crossover.


Fans are upset with Lionel Messi’s Call of Duty characterCredit: Twitter / @CallofDuty
Messi's sleeve tattoo is missing


Messi’s sleeve tattoo is missingCredit: Twitter / @CallofDuty
Neymar and Paul Pogba also have characters in the game


Neymar and Paul Pogba also have characters in the gameCredit: Activision / Resetera

Brazil hero Neymar and France midfielder Paul Pogba have also been re-imagined on CoD Modern Warfare 2.

A short clip showing Call of Duty Messi was released on the game’s official Twitter account.

It has racked up 2.1million views but many fans have been left with a sour taste in their mouth as they picked out a number of faults with the character.

The CoD version of the Paris Saint-Germain star does not bear Messi’s large sleeve tattoo on his right arm.

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The character also uses his right arm to pull the trigger of his gun despite Messi famously being both left-footed and left-handed.

One outraged fan responded to the video saying: “They didn’t put his tats on him??”

Another added: “He’s too tall.”

A third said: “But why does he look more like Cesc Fàbregas.”


And another remarked: “This Messi is not short ?.”

The real Messi remains firmly focused on football and has scored two goals in two games for Argentina at the World Cup.