Thursday, 30 March 2017

Diego Maradona Denies Ordering Leo Messi's Ban

Argentina football legend Diego Maradona has rubbished any suggestion that he played a part in Barcelona star Lionel Messi being handed a four-match international ban.
"The punishment of Leo Messi is exaggerated. In American football, they talk with their hands in front of their mouths. What happened with Messi and the linesman was seen," Maradona told La Oral Deportiva.

"Messi's absence was key in Bolivia. It’s like taking Cristiano out of Portugal…

"It hurts me when they say that I had an influence in Messi getting suspended for four matches. I swear to God I knew nothing. I started to investigate and Messi's sanction started in CONMEBOL.

"I'm going to talk to Infantino because it's terrible. I've called Messi a lot of times to talk but never got a response back. Messi’s a great guy who doesn’t complain about anything, trains… He’s like a teddy bear with his team mates."

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