Messi Claims Corruption After Red Card

Jonathan Grant | July 7th, 2019

It’s not often that we wade into political waters here, but Lionel Messi’s red card on Saturday in Argentina’s Copa America third place match with Chile is very notable largely because it was his second red card ever.

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On top of that, his team actually played well, for the first time in a long while, to record a 2-1 win and take down the ‘bronze.’ However, it was his words post-game after the scuffle with Gary Medel that had seen him ejected from the game in Brazil that will leave people talking. The Barcelona man has accused referees of corruption, which is sure to leave many wondering if he is indeed right or just merely using a diversionary tactic.

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