Messi refuses to accept the award
For Messi, this America's Cup did not leave a good impression on him. Argentina once again failed to win the championship, and he was also sent off in the third place with Chile. When the third place medal was awarded, Messi, the captain of the team, refused to accept the prize and did not celebrate with his teammates.
After the end of the match between Argentina and Chile, the third prize ceremony was held on the spot, but Messi, who was sent off by the red card, did not appear in the Argentine team that won the award.《奥莱报》said that Messi did not go to the award, not because he was sent off by the red card, but the player who signed up can receive the prize. This time he is really angry. The Chilean team was sent off after the Medel match, and the teammates greeted the fans.
Argentina's big photo without Messi
However, Messi never appeared. After being sent off by the red card, Messi went straight back to the locker room. No one can confirm whether Messi has left the stadium because no one has ever seen him. In the end, Messi did not receive the prize with his teammates. Then the Argentine team celebrated the big photo. All the players, including the coaches, took photos on the court. Messi still did not appear.
However, for Messi's behavior, his teammates also expressed understanding. In an interview after the game, Paredes said: "The anger of Messi is justified."xx