Copa America Speech: Messi Banned From Playing Soccer For 3 Months


Five times Ballon D’or winner and Argentina captain, Lionel Messi has been banned from playing international football for 3 months following his comment at the recently concluded Copa America cup that it was fixed for Brazil.

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

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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