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Thursday, April 19, 2018

No, Lionel Messi Did Not Cry During Argentina’s Copa America Game

Argentina and Colombia played to a scoreless draw in their Copa America game Wednesday night. Argentina now has just one goal and two points through their first two games in group play, and the fans are out for the players’ heads. Lionel Messi, who scored 53 goals for Barcelona this season, struggled once again. At one point he totally booted a free kick. He was seen looking sad at various points during the game, but don’t confuse things — he did not cry. This was the closest he came to leaking tears:

I know we’re used to seeing a happy Messi who pulls stunts on the pitch, so this is quite surprising. It really seemed to me that Messi had a runny nose from playing in the cold and that’s why he was wiping his face. When an athletes like Chris Bosh cry, we know it. It was a bad game for Messi, but let’s set the record straight: he was not crying.

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