10 times Lionel Messi has completely lost his cool on the pitch
Admittedly, we’d probably be furious if we got kicked for 90 minutes every week and sometimes Messi lets his anger get the best of him.
We’ve taken a look at 10 times where the red mist has descended on the Argentina international.
Messi was sent off after just 43 seconds on his Argentina debut in 2005.
14 años del debut de Messi con la Selección Argentina en un amistoso frente a Hungría. 17 de agosto de 2005, entró con la 18 por Lisandro López y estuvo en el campo tan solo 40 segundos, vió la roja por un codazo. El partido igualmente lo ganaría Argentina 2 a 1. pic.twitter.com/AaqP32DbAc
— Matías Cilento (@Tuute17) August 17, 2019
After over 750 Barcelona games without a red card, Messi was sent off for hitting out at Asier Villalibre in the Spanish Super Cup final.
We can’t believe he only got a yellow card for this.
— World Soccer Talk (@worldsoccertalk) August 5, 2015
Messi was fortunate to get away with this one as well.
It’s fair to say that he wasn’t happy with Sergio Ramos’ foul.
| #ElClasico |
Emotions were running high in the Bernabeu last night 😳
Sergio Ramos 🤜🤛 Lionel Messi
Watch Real Madrid against Barcelona highlights from the link in the video 👇 pic.twitter.com/GXnHxAboOB
— ELEVEN SPORTS UK (@ElevenSports_UK) March 3, 2019
Messi was furious with Diego Carlos, but there’s no way the Sevilla defender should fall to the ground like that.
It could be argued that this is accidental, but Messi definitely has enough time to move his leg away.
— Fútbol en Movistar+ (@MovistarFutbol) March 7, 2020
Fabinho had the last laugh after the second leg of the 2019 Champions League semi-final.
Streets won’t forget when Messi tried to punch Fabinho in the face pic.twitter.com/jHwg749k6T
— GDon ☬ (@lfcgdon) March 24, 2020
Sorry, Leo, but we’re putting our money on Cavani in any fight between the pair.
📰 | A fight took place between Cavani and Messi in the tunnel. Suarez separated the two. Cavani asked Messi for a fight and Messi replied: "Whenever you want." pic.twitter.com/tLVFlTB2R3
— MSportOfficial (@MSportOfficial) November 19, 2019
Team-mates had to intervene before this got out of hand.
Things got a little chippy between Barcelona and Atlético Madrid. pic.twitter.com/7vVT6FB8J7
— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) January 9, 2020