Argentina DJ denies accusations that he infected Lionel Messi with COVID-19

Lionel Messi recently contracted COVID-19 during the Christmas break
Lionel Messi recently contracted COVID-19 during the Christmas break / John Berry/GettyImages

Argentina DJ, Fer Palacio has strongly denied reports that he infected and passed on COVID-19 to footballing icon, Lionel Messi, revealing that he personally got tested and the does not have COVID-19.

Paris Saint-Germain confirmed on Sunday that Messi was one among four players from the club to have tested positive for COVID-19 during the holidays, with the striker celebrating Christmas in his native, Rosario.

The 34-year-old was understood to have attended several parties, including one at which DJ Fer Palacio was invited to perform as a disc jockey. Palacio for his part revealed that he received death threats insults on social media by people who believe he was responsible for Messi getting the virus.

"I am a trend on Twitter because Messi tested positive for COVID-19. They relate this to me saying that I infected him. They have even called me 'murderer.' I have a lot of very bad private messages. Yesterday I got tested because I have to travel to Uruguay, and I do not have COVID-19," the DJ said.

Messi who is currently isolating in Rosario had posted a message to his fans ahead of the new year with club manager, Mauricio Pochettino confirming on Sunday that the seven-time Ballon d'Or award winner will only return to Paris once he tests negative for the virus.