Alexis Vega Controversy

Alexis Vega Controversy

Updated May 19, 2023 at 10:05AM EDT by Mateus.

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Alexis Vega Controversy refers to a publication by Mexican footballer Alexis Vega mocking the rival Atlas Fútbol Club. An alleged screenshot of Vega's Instagram account was shared on May 2023, showing a Grand Theft Auto meme of his face replacing a character who walks a dog that has been photoshopped with the face of Julián Quiñones, from the rival football team. The image was shared by a large number of users on social media, especially Twitter, leading to a series of sanctions applied by the Mexican Soccer Federation on Alexis and his current team_Club Deportivo Guadalajara_, also known as Chivas.


Grand Theft Auto Instagram Post

On May 16th, 2023, Mexican football player Alexis Vegas allegedly shared a reels post on his Instagram[1] account (already deleted) showing his soccer play against rival player Julián Quiñones. The video ends with a montage of Alexis as a Grand Theft Auto character holding a dog leash, with the animal's face replaced by Julián's. Twitter[2] page @porktendencia shared the deleted post (seen below, garnering 439 likes and 24 retweets in three days.

Due to this incident, Alexis Vega decided to contact Julian Quinones to apologize[3] and then inform the public opinion on his social networks. He posted[4] on May 16th, 2023, a screenshot of a conversation with Julian Quinones showing who was the person behind the meme the player had shared on his Instagram account. The post (seen below) garnered 6,600 likes and 636 retweets in three days.

Alexis Vega @Alexis_Vega9. Follow Gente no se dejen llevar por lo que ven en redes sociales! En ningún momento me burlaría de nadie @julian_quiones3 abrazo crack 6.6K Maquina todo bien panita Este perfil fue el que la editó y la subió como si hubiera sido yo Felicidades por el pase 5:35 PM - May 16, 2023 Te mencionó en su historia Alexis perdon porque alomejor te meti en problemas Maquina ya sabes que así es la gente Reply 1 Share O

Online Reactions

In response to Alexis' video mocking the rival player, people went to Twitter in defense of Julian Quinones. For instance, Twitter[5] user @DeFutbolMX1 compared both footballers' achievements, showing that Quinones has a better career than Alexis. The post (seen below), uploaded on May 16th, garnered 1,639 likes and 225 retweets in three days.

Solo de Futbol @DeFutbolMX1. Follow Con qué jeta puedes burlarte cuando eres inferior en todo. ALEXIS VEGA en Chivas: 27 Goles en 131 Juegos CERO títulos CERO goles en liguilla CERO goles vs América CERO finales JULIÁN QUIÑONES: 36 Goles en 83PJ con Atlas Bicampeón 4 Títulos Liga MX 1 Conca INFLADO Y CAGÓN 4:52 PM - May 16, 2023 1.6K Motol sto Suk Reply ↑ Share O

Alexis' supporters also shared tweets in defense of the football player. For example, user @Gera_Chavezm[6] posted on May 16th, a tweet saying "Alexis has already come out to deny everything," which garnered 28 likes in three days. (seen below)

Gerardo Chávez @Gera_Chavezm. Follow Alexis ya salió a desmentir todo, bola de pseudoperiodistas amarillistas por eso ya nadie les hace caso más que los idiotas que los siguen. Callese, callese hijo de su puta madre 5:55 PM - May 16, 2023 . 28 Reply 1 Share

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External References

[1] Instagram – @alexisvega.9

[2] Twitter – @porktendencia

[3] Website – @joanadarc_am

[4] Twitter – @Alexis_Vega9

[5] Twitter – @DeFutbolMX1

[6] Twitter – @Gera_Chavezm

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