Watch: Lionel Messi hints referee tried to get him suspended forward of El Clasico


Lionel Messi, strolling off at half time, was heard accusing the referee of making an attempt to get him booked intentionally throughout Barcelona vs Actual Sociedad match at Camp Nou on Monday evening. 

Barcelona gave themselves a serious thurst in La Liga title race on Monday evening when a last-minute aim by Ousmane Dembele gave them three factors towards Actual Valladolid; taking them inside 1 level of league leaders Atletico Madrid, who misplaced to Sevilla earlier within the weekend.

The match, which ended 1-Zero, had its justifiable share of controversy too as Barcelona star Lionel Messi was seen hitting out at match referee Jaime Latre at half time with the scoreline locked a stalemate.

In what turned out to be a tense recreation, Messi regarded livid with the referee’s efficiency on the break, accusing Latre of purposely making an attempt to indicate him a crimson card, reported Spanish sports activities every day Diario AS.

Messi was heard saying on the digital camera in Spanish: “He (Latre) desires to provide me a card……unimaginable”, hinting at an alleged conspiracy to get him suspended forward of their high-octane tie towards arch-rival Actual Madrid, dubbed El Clasico.

Messi up to now has been booked 4 occasions this season within the league and any additional reserving will value him a match suspension as per La Liga guidelines. Other than him, the group’s in-form midfielder Frekie De Jong can be a reserving away from suspension.

With 9 video games of the season remaining Barcelona may overtake Atletico Madrid with a win over their age-old rivals, who themselves path Los Rojiblancos by three factors.

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