ISIS has threatened to behead Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi at the World Cup in chilling mocked up photos. The group is repeating calls for “lone attackers” to strike ahead of the tournament in Russia next month.
ISIS has already made a number of threats as they lose ground in Syria and Iraq.
Mocked up photos show Ronaldo and Messi pinned to the ground by masked mens in a packed football stadium. The picture, captioned “Your blood will fill the ground” shows the attackers hacking at the footballers’ heads.
The latest threat was revealed by cyber intelligence firm Sixgill, which monitors ISIS chatter, and probes the Dark Web.
Sixgill revealed chat had intensified up over the past week with a series of direct threats to the World Cup.
The tournament kicks off on June 14 and Russian authorities have been working non-stop smashing terrorist rings ahead of the global showpiece.
Back in March, Russia busted an ISIS “sleeper cell” while in April secret services found ISIS fighters armed with AK-47s and bombs.