Lionel Messi denied having insulted the referee of the match Argentina – Chile. Argentine megastar sent a letter to FIFA, which explained that between him and the side referee been amicable tease, but not offensive remarks.
FIFA Disciplinary Committee to penalize Messi not to participate in four meetings “Gaucho Land” and fined 10 000 Swiss francs for insulting the linesman the qualifying match for World Cup 2018 between Argentina and Chile played last week.
“I deny allegations that I insulted the side judge. He is Brazilian and very well understood what I tell him. I even talked friendly. What I was not offended, but if he has accepted him so I apologize,” said Messi said on “Mundo Deportivo.”