AN ARGENTINIAN DJ has gone to the extraordinary length of posting his negative Covid result online – after being blamed for Lionel Messi’s coronavirus.
Fer Palacio said he took the decision after being called an “assassin” by social media haters.
And ESPN reports the musician, who denies infecting the Argentina star, had received death threats from trolls online.
Some accused him of being responsible for the playmaker getting coronavirus.
Messi’s club Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Sunday morning he was one of the team’s four footballers that had tested positive for Covid.
The 34-year-old dad-of-three is now in quarantine at his home in his native city of Rosario after he was forced to miss his flight back to Paris and extend his stay in his homeland.
The seven-times Ballon d’Or winner jetted to Argentina on December 23 to spend Christmas and New Year's Eve with his family.
Messi and his wife were filmed singing and dancing at a private party last week after returning to Argentina for the festive season.
The same night the footballer met famous Argentinian DJ Fer Palacio after hiring him to perform at the bash.
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The DJ said on his Instagram on Sunday: “I’ve just got up and seen I’ve got a lot of messages and am trending on social media because Messi tested positive for Covid and people are saying I gave it to him.
“I’ve got loads of private messages and people have even gone as far as calling me an assassin.
“I had done a Covid test yesterday because I have to travel to Uruguay tomorrow and I haven’t got Covid. I’ll show you all now.”
He finished his selfie video by blowing a kiss to all those who were “insulting him” before posting his negative PCR test.
And he shared the result which featured his full name of Fernando Palacio on his Instagram so his one million followers could see it.
The result was dated January 2. It is not yet clear if Messi alone or his wife Antonela Roccuzzo as well has tested positive for Covid.
Neither has updated their social media accounts at the time of writing.
Messi is one of four PSG players reported to have tested positive for Covid after the winter break.
Other stars from the French side who returned positive test results are Juan Bernat, Nathan Bitumazala and Sergio Rico.
And a member of staff is thought to be isolating after being confirmed as having the virus.
PSG say Messi will remain in Argentina until he tests negative and will then take a flight back to Paris to rejoin his teammates.
After performing for the playmaker last week, DJ Palacio posted a selfie with the football star and wrote: “I made the greatest dance.
"Thanks to the whole Messi family for the invitation.”
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