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Messi Slammed For Leaving Argentina Vs Spain Early

Lionel Messi Slammed For Leaving Argentina Vs Spain Early

By Kurt Buckerfield - Mar 28, 2018 07:28 AM @KurtLaduma

FC Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi was spotted leaving his seat early during Spain's 6-1 drubbing of Argentina in Madrid on Tuesday night, and has since received some heavy criticism for doing so.

Click through the gallery above to see images of Messi's reaction on Tuesday night.

According to the Daily Mail, the 30-year-old had seen enough of his side being thrashed at the Wanda Metropolitano – home of Atletico Madrid – and decided to leave his box seat with 13 minutes to go.

It was reportedly Real Madrid playmaker Isco's hat-trick goal in the international friendly that prompted the reaction from Messi, who sat with West Ham United star Manuel Lanzini in an executive box at the stadium.

The Barca talisman has since drawn major criticism for leaving his seat before the end of the game from Argentinian and Spanish press, but La Furia Roja striker Diego Costa, who opened the scoring on the night for La Furia Roja, leapt to the defence of his LaLiga colleague.

"In Argentina, they love to criticise Messi a lot," he told Fox Sports Argentina.

"Today, they have seen what they are without Messi. Argentina have to take care of Leo; they have to be grateful.

"If Messi wasn’t there for them, how would they get by?"

Messi missed both of Argentina's international games due to a hamstring strain he has been carrying in recent months.

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Some fans, however, have speculated that manager Jorge Sampaoli simply wanted to give his captain a rest as he has missed only a handful of games for Barca this season.

Do you think Argentina rely too much on Messi? Let us know in the comments section below. 


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Alton11 Joined: 04 Jul 2016
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Alton11 Apr 01, 2018 11:52 PM
Messi is also human and that score sure is embarrasing and many people do that we have seen it on chiefs fans when we beat them and Dunusa 3-1 respectively their fans left 30mins before the final whistle so they should stop blaming messi for being human
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Matayitayi Joined: 24 Jan 2014
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Matayitayi Apr 01, 2018 11:44 PM
Madrid fans hate King Messi
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Nyathelas Joined: 12 Mar 2018
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Nyathelas Apr 01, 2018 07:59 PM
This bad attituded man thinks he is bigger than his country he must do that at barca where he play god and fools worship him
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Makarina Joined: 15 Feb 2010
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Makarina Mar 31, 2018 06:42 AM
The player is not used to losing especially with such a huge margin. He realised that his dream of winning the World Cup will not be realised seeing the type of displays his teammates produce. He realised that this Argentina team is too dependent on him. The pressure is too much and he just can't stand it anymore.
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fanist Joined: 20 May 2016
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fanist Mar 30, 2018 09:22 PM
Ppl who really follow football they would know there lot of players missing on that game for Argentina top players. Whereas Spain all their top guns were there.
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atlijozi Joined: 15 Feb 2013
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atlijozi Mar 29, 2018 10:32 PM
No story here, jus a Smear campaign against the G.O.A.T
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bongani.king Joined: 21 Feb 2015
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bongani.king Mar 29, 2018 10:10 AM
U guys u forgot that ........there was no ..Di maria,Aguero,Lanzini,Dybala,Me ssi. Spain ...Ansesio.Isco.iniesta..pique .ramos ..carvajal.koke..cowsta..thiag o..da gea..alba .. Quality quality quality ...what u were epecting....against old Mescherano
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MpyeK Joined: 18 Nov 2012
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MpyeK Mar 29, 2018 07:47 AM
Instead of blaming the idiots who conceded six goals in one match, they opt to blame the guy on the stands
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clemz7 Joined: 29 Dec 2013
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clemz7 Mar 29, 2018 05:28 AM
Ok
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Chicharito07 Mar 28, 2018 10:23 PM
Kind words from Diego that's a pure talk Messi is all by himself Argentina
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vijjox Joined: 20 May 2015
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vijjox Mar 28, 2018 08:25 PM
Spain ya dya ohhh
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Ricworld Joined: 29 Feb 2016
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Ricworld Mar 28, 2018 05:09 PM
It’s in black n’ white that Argentina rely heavily on Messi....l’m beginning to sense that Messi forced these cows to go to Russia.
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Prayer@k4l Mar 28, 2018 03:36 PM
Shapa isco shapaaa
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Prayer@k4l Mar 28, 2018 03:36 PM
Mxm Costa is the bad boy a useless player who thinks he's the best
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Prayer@k4l Mar 28, 2018 03:35 PM
We don't expect such behavior from a team captain. A leader must always be a leader...what he did is not good at all
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JACKSON WACHIRA MUNYI Mar 28, 2018 03:11 PM
lionel messi is the king lion of football in the world so Argentina have to admit that we would like to see messi breaking record since he suffers from the poor teammate who are not capable of defending and winning . hahah 6- 1 big shame better sleeping
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khaydoman Mar 28, 2018 02:47 PM
what I see from this story is that, I see hooligans deffending each other in Mr Coster and Messis
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Pirates_999 Joined: 08 Nov 2017
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Pirates_999 Mar 28, 2018 01:31 PM
What Messi did was wrong simply as that. As a Captain he should have acted better than that, It was just a friendly game no need to leave the box instead of supporting your teammates
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link&iviwe Mar 28, 2018 12:13 PM
@Ruud-Krol(mugabel) penldo lost and was substituted fit and strong he could nt do anything messi was watching 6-1 the score was troumatising to his taste for great argentina the question is do they have a team or just one player
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Golden Boots Joined: 08 Feb 2015
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Golden Boots Mar 28, 2018 12:09 PM
Mxm! When you have nothing better to do with your lives you'll do anything that's uncalled for!

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