FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi posted a mysterious message on Instagram for his followers on Friday after Argentina lost 2-0 at home to Ecuador in a FIFA World Cup qualifier.

2 goals in 2 minutes from Frickson Erazo and Felipe Caicedo gave Ecuador a shock win over the Number 1 ranked team in the World in Buenos Aires.

Messi, who injured his knee playing for Barcelona a fortnight ago, is expected to stay out of action for another 5-6 weeks and will miss the qualifier against Paraguay on 13th October as a result.


Spanish paper AS speculated on Friday that the “H” in Messi’s cryptic message stands for Hacienda (Spain’s tax revenue service) which has been pressing charges against Messi and his father (Jorge Horacio) for allegedly defrauding the taxman of 4.1 million euros from 2007-09.

If convicted, Messi and Messi Sr. may face a 22 month jail sentence for their alleged misdemeanors.

Sitting at home, Messi posted a photograph of himself giving a thumbs up to his fans and his left leg wrapped in a brace.

Below is the Instagram post from Messi’s official account.

Y as estoy yo H………?Y???Y???Y??

A photo posted by Leo Messi (@leomessi) on Oct 9, 2015 at 2:10am PDT