Disgrace: Leo Messi scarily tore up the temporary grass in Dallas during Argentina v Mexico [GIF]

Argentina faced Mexico in an international friendly on Tuesday night/Wednesday morning in America, and the state of the pitch caused plenty of concern.

The match was played in the AT&T stadium in Dallas, Texas, but rather than have the world class array of talent perform on a perfect surface, the teams were forced to play on temporary grass.

That gave rise to a shocking scene in the first half, as Lionel Messi tore up a huge chunk of the pitch in a quick turn.

The poor surface could have lead to Messi breaking his ankle.

See the footage below, together with tweets on the terrible state of the Dallas pitch.

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