For many, the penalty imposed is minimal when a player can be punished with a penalty of up to two years without being able to wear a albiceleste shirt.
After being eliminated from the match between Argentina and Chile for third place in Copa America, Lionel Messi received a suspension game and had to pay a fine of $ 1,500. Conmebol's resolution was published on Tuesday afternoon under article 12 of the disciplinary regulations.
For many, the sanction imposed is minimal, given that the player could be sentenced to a penalty of up to two years without being able to wear a shirt of albiceleste. The star of Barcelona has faced two different files: on the one hand, concerning the red card he saw after crossing the Chilean steering wheel Gary Medel. On the other hand, according to his words, he does not want to be "a part of corruption" that he gave to Conmebol.
It was a flea several arbitration decisions during the competition and did not want to receive bronze medals. He also stated that Copa América was "armed for the victory of Brazil", which was finally champion.
According to this, the AFA attorneys argued that the expulsion should not exist because it existed mistake of the judge, who should have shown him a yellow card and as far as the other file was concerned, ensured that Messi relied on the arbitration of Paraguay's Maria Díaz de Vivar when he talked about corruption and that there were no aggravating comments on Conmebol's leadership.
Soon afterwards, in a letter sent by the Argentine Football Association (AFA), he assumed that his purpose was never to link the South American football governing body with corruption. In addition, he ensured that his response was the result at the time "emotional stress" Who lived after expulsion.