Lionel Messi and Neymar are atÂ the centre of the latest apparent threat released by the terrorist group Islamic State (ISIS).
The footballers appear in an image seemingly depicting an execution, in which Messi can be seen lying on the ground next to an ISIS flag while a jihadist stands over a kneeling Neymar.
The photoshopped picture is accompanied by the message: â€œYou will not enjoy security until we live it in Muslim countries.â€�
The organisation has issued a number of such posters in recent daysÂ as part of a seeming focus on instilling fear ahead of the 2018 World Cup in Russia.
Last week,Â it releasedÂ anÂ image of an ISIS fighter and a bomb carrying the groupâ€™s flag in front of Volgograd Arena, which is one of the tournament venues.
Both Messi and Neymar, who were team-mates at LaLiga giants Barcelona before the latterâ€™sÂ summer departure for Paris Saint-Germain, areÂ set to feature at the World Cup,Â for Argentina and Brazil respectively.
Messi hadÂ already been threatenedÂ in another ISIS poster earlier this week, while France head coach Didier Deschamps has also been targeted.