Stop criticising Messi: Argentinian soccer chief

Buenos Aires, July 8 (IANS) Argentina Football Association (AFA) President, Luis Segura called for an end to the mistreatment of star playmaker Lionel Messi after Argentina were defeated in the 2015 Copa America final by hosts Chile.

“I don’t understand the people. One can have preferences, make comparisons but to mistreat Messi the way they did is an immense injustice,” Segura said on Tuesday.

Lionel Messi, 28, received harsh comments after Argentina’s 4-1 defeat in the penalty shootout on Saturday.

“There are many football-based conversations — comparing Messi with Maradona or Cristiano Ronaldo — but the things they are saying are unacceptable,” said Segura, Xinhua reported.

The AFA head also defended the entire Argentinian unit saying, “the bitterness” that they have after losing the final is “larger than what the fans feel”.

Argentina lost 3-0 against Brazil in the 2007 Copa America final and 1-0 against Germany in the 2014 World Cup final.

Local media said that Messi is considering to stay out of the national team for a while due to the severe criticism levelled against him.


Leave a Reply

Please enter your comment!

The opinions, views, and thoughts expressed by the readers and those providing comments are theirs alone and do not reflect the opinions of or any employee thereof. is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the readers. Responsibility for the content of comments belongs to the commenter alone.  

We request the readers to refrain from posting defamatory, inflammatory comments and not indulge in personal attacks. However, it is obligatory on the part of to provide the IP address and other details of senders of such comments to the concerned authorities upon their request.

Hence we request all our readers to help us to delete comments that do not follow these guidelines by informing us at Lets work together to keep the comments clean and worthful, thereby make a difference in the community.

Please enter your name here