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Tuesday July 5, 2011

Messy Fan Base: Argentina’s Messi Loved Everywhere, Except at Home

Messy Fan Base: Argentina’s Messi Loved Everywhere, Except at Home

Photo: Argentines Don't Like Leo Messi!!

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The soccer star who has won everything there is to win with the Barça is booed at home. Why? No goals wearing the Argentine jersey, that’s why.

Chosen the best soccer player by Fifa for two years in a row, Leo Messi, the young, short Argentine phenom who has won everything there is to win with the Barcelona FC is often frowned upon by his country folk.

Cab drivers, waiters, executives, journalists and most Argentines say that the phenom might be a phenom in Spain, but once he wears the Argentine #10 national jersey, he becomes an average, lazy at best, mediocre showoff, and the lack of goals and/or interesting plays with the national team is enough to support those claims.

The president of the Argentine soccer federation, Julio Grondona defends Messi, and said that Lio “never plays badly”  and that players around him, are the ones making mistakes.

The tie against Bolivia in the opening game has only fueled the anger of the Copa América hosts fan base; many feel that the team lacks order and communication, and some are downright preoccupied, as their Wednesday game against Colombia approaches. 

If the Argentine national team, and Messi don’t begin to understand each other, and continue stumbling for possession of the ball, history might repeat itself, and the Argentines might walk out of the clash like they did on that epic match in September of ’93.