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Tuesday, 16 June 2015

Angry Lionel Messi Rejects Award Because His Team....

Captain of Argentina national team, Lionel Messi refused to accept the man of the match award for his side’s after a disappointing 2-2 draw against Paraguay.

The FC Barcelona forward shunned the award because he was furious with how his team threw away a two-goal lead in their Copa America opener.

The MasterCard's representative who hands out the awards in every match in the continental competition, went to the Argentina dressing room to inform the 27-year-old he had been chosen to receive the prize but was told Messi would not accept the award.

As a result of his refusal, MasterCard tried picking another Argentine player after the fantastic first half performance from the team, but the mood in the dressing room was sombre and the
representative was told that none of the players were willing to accept the accolade.

The award was then given to one of Paraguay’s two goalscorers and Nelson Valdez who netted the first for the Albirroja before Lucas Barrios’ late leveller.

Messi was key in the build-up to Sergio Aguero’s strike and scored Argentina’s second from the penalty spot.

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