What They're Saying: Lionel Messi

“We don’t have to be part of this corruption. The lack of respect that they have showed us throughout this tournament. Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football, they ruined it a bit. I think the cup is fixed for Brazil. I hope that the VAR and the referees have nothing to do in this final and that Peru can compete because they have the team to do so although I think it’s difficult.”

-- Lionel Messi, after he was sent off in an incident that began when Chilean captain Gary Medel head-butted him before halftime in the third-place game Argentina won, 2-1, at the Copa America. (Reuters)
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