Lionel Messi Could Face Suspension After Bizarre Actions Against Chile

Reports in South America have suggested that Argentina captain Lionel Messi could be facing a two game suspension after he insulted referees in last night’s vital win over Chile. Messi scored the only goal of the game from a penalty, but he was clearly unhappy with the decisions from the officials.

From video replays, it can be clearly seen that the 29-year-old let out his frustration at the two assistant referees Marcelo Vangasse and Dewson Silva. He reportedly said, “F*ck you & your mother’s c*nt,” after some decisions failed to go his way. He also confronted them after the final whistle, and had to be held back by teammate Sergio Aguero.

Radio La Red said after the game that the referee reported Messi. However, Fox Sports Argentina reported otherwise and said the official’s report didn’t include the Argentina captain’s actions. Either way, it is yet to be seen whether CONMEBOL and FIFA will punish him from the video evidence.

Argentina had been struggling in the World Cup qualifiers and were in danger of being out of the tournament. But Messi’s lone goal last night proved to be huge as they now climb up to third spot behind Brazil and Uruguay. However, they are still only two points ahead of the sixth place Chile. With the next two games being tricky away visits to Bolivia and Uruguay, they can’t afford to lose their best player.