The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School

The Matador Messenger

Filed under Sports

Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

news.nationalpost.com

news.nationalpost.com

Hang on for a minute...we're trying to find some more stories you might like.


Email This Story






Lionel Messi,  Argentine professional soccer player who for the Spanish club FC Barcelona and Argentina national team recieved a four-game ban after he directly insulted an assistant referee in the World Cup qualifying game when playing against Chile on Tuesday, March 21, according to espnfc.com.

The ban was immediate which led Argentina to lose against Bolivia 2-0 in the world cup qualifying game with their striker, not on the team, stated  nytimes.com.

Messi received a fine of 10,000 Swiss Francs ( in Argentina dollars) or $10,040 with his 4 game ban.  “The federation will appeal, as it should,” the team secretary Jorge Miadosqui told Agence France-Presse. “We feel powerless, surprised,” reported nytimes.com.

Messi will miss games against Uruguay in August, Venezuela in September, and Peru in October. Messi will have a chance to return for Argentina’s final qualifier, which is located at Ecuador on October 10, stated nytimes.com.

“Footballer Lionel Messi is considered guilty of having violated art. 57 of the CDF when pronouncing injurious words against an assistant referee,” stated FIFA, according to rte.ie.com.

“The decision doesn’t correspond with the reality based on what was put in the referee’s report,” stated the Argentine secretary, Jorge Miadosqui, reported  espnfc.com.

The Argentine federation stated that they would try to appeal the ban for Messi, according to espnfc.com.

Print Friendly

Leave a Comment

If you want a picture to show with your comment, go get a gravatar.




*

Navigate Right
Navigate Left
  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Showcase

    “Orange is the New Black” is also the Color of Success for Alumni, Heather Jeng Bladt

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    How to Maintain a Relationship With....

    How to Maintain a Healthy Relationship With Coaches

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Features

    Wisteria Flower Tunnel in Japan Attracts Visitors from Around the World

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Science and Technology

    Heartfelt Organization Sponsors Heart Screenings at Esperanza and El Dorado High Schools

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Showcase

    BYMS Wind Ensemble and Advanced Orchestra Perform at USS Midway

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Showcase

    BYMS Band Director, Rita Watson, to Retire at the End of June

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Showcase

    BYMS Winter Guard Wins First Place in Championships

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Campus Life

    Join the Matador Messenger!

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Campus Life

    BYMS Elects New Officers for 2017-2018 School Year

  • Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee

    Showcase

    BYMS Advanced Drama Performs Hairspray Jr.

The student news site of Bernardo Yorba Middle School
Lionel Messi Banned After Insulting an Assistant Referee