It's the second time it's been vandalized, standing in park with statues of Manu Ginobili amongst other Argentine sports stars.
Messi fired Argentina to the World Cup finals earlier this year as he scored a hat-trick in a critical qualifier against Ecuador, when it seemed that they might not reach Russian Federation 2018 at all.
And they got away with it because the bronze statue has much slower feet than Messi.
Local police are investigating the incident and are on the lookout for the perpetrators.
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For one thing, Messi's move helped turned him into the best player in the world.
That's a long lead-in to this story, in which Messi's statue in Buenos Aires has been chopped off at the ankles.
Argentina and five-time Ballon d'Or victor Messi have lost three straight finals at major competitions in a three-year span, with the first coming at the 2014 World Cup against Germany.
It's stated that in the past, Manchester City's efforts for Messi weren't completely serious, and were more half hopeful attempts, Marca state it was different this time, and the intentions were very real, regardless of what Pep Guardiola may say publicly. A number of fans treat him as an outsider because he left for Spain at the young age of 13.