Brazilian Television Network Builds Terrifying Lionel Messi Robot (Video)

Brazil took their rivalry with Argentina to a new, nightmare-inducing level.

Brazilian television giant Globo went out of their way to build a giant, animatronic version of Argentinian star Lionel Messi. And it will haunt your dreams for days.

Apparently, the robo-Messi appears in pre- and postgame coverage of the 2014 FIFA World Cup and interacts with (probably terrified) fans. It’s Brazil’s way of taking a shot at their longtime rivals.

Have a look for yourself, but don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Photo via Twitter/@BrooksDT

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