Copa America 2019: The referees were corrupt – Messi reveals

Barcelona superstar, was sent off as beat 2-1 to secure the third spot in 2019 Copa America tournament.

received a red card due to a clash with Gary Medel for a loose ball.

The Barcelona forward accused referees of “corruption”, following their failure to win the tournament

Speaking after the match, Messi said:

It’s a play that happens a lot. [Medel] always plays to the limit. I think the referee overreacted. With a yellow card for both of us, everything would be over.

I feel lot of anger because I think I did not deserve that red card because I think we were playing a very good game.

We were ahead, but, as I said recently, unfortunately, there is a lot of corruption, the referees. … We leave with the feeling that they did not allow us to be in the final, that we were ready for better.

Brazil’s match and today’s match were our two best performances, but then when you are sincere, you say things and these things happen.

Advertise with |  Send news and press releases to
okay ng banner google news - Copa America 2019: The referees were corrupt - Messi reveals

Promise Amadi

Amadi Promise is an Assistant Senior Editor at Okay Nigeria ( who handles Sports & Educational sections. He loves sharing what he knows and also learns from others. Promise is also an Android developer at Rad5 Tech Hub.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Related Articles

Back to top button