In this round of La Liga, Barcelona drew with Alaves 1-1 in the away game, and they have lost 4 consecutive rounds. Against Alaves, Messi's mentality was also somewhat unbalanced. In the 39th minute of the game, Messi kicked the ball in the direction of the referee when referee Hernandez-Hernandez passed by. The yellow card was shown to him immediately.
"Daily Sports" believes that Messi was so dissatisfied because De Jong was pushed down by the opponent in the penalty area and neither the referee nor VAR made any expressions. In addition, Messi himself was dragged by his opponent in front of the penalty area. There is also no penalty.
Many people are puzzled that the referee Hernandez did not send Messi off. La Liga referee expert Andujar said that although the ball did not kick the referee, Messi intentionally attacked the referee and he should be fined. under.
However, "Daily Sports" revealed that referee Hernandez himself did not think that Messi was intentionally attacking him.
Obviously, the referee believed that Messi simply vented his anger and did not attack him. TV pictures also showed that after Messi expressed dissatisfaction, Hernandez had a brief conversation with him.
"Daily Sports Daily" believes that Messi cannot be considered as threatening or attacking the referee. Messi's situation is also different from Ronaldo's situation in the Spanish Super Cup in 2017, when Ronaldo was pushing the referee and had direct physical contact. The Portuguese superstar was later suspended for 5 games by the Spanish Football Association. (Ivan)