Messi Banned From Playing Soccer For 3 Months

Argentina vs Paraguay: Fans Mock Lionel Messi For Leading Argentina To The Brink Of Copa America Exit
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Five times Ballon D’or winner and Argentina captain, Lionel Messi, has been banned from playing international football for 3 months following his comment that the recently concluded Copa America cup was fixed for Brazil.

He was also slammed with a $50,000 (£41,121) y Conmebol, the South American Football Confederation, and given seven days to appeal the judgment.

Read also; #COPAAMERICA: Fans Mock Lionel Messi For Leading Argentina To The Brink Of Copa America Exit

The talented player made the comment shortly after Argentina won the third-place 2-1 over Chile in a game that saw him sent off following a clash with Gary Medel, who was also dismissed.

His words: 

“We don’t have to be part of this corruption.”  “They have shown us a lack of respect throughout this tournament.

“Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit.”

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