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‘Disgusting’ – Fans React To Lionel Messi’s Jaw-dropping Dribbling Over An Injured Player During MLS Season Opener

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Football legend and Inter Miami superstar Lionel Messi recently showcased a ridiculous dribbling skill got some fans riled up on social media. A video clip has been making the rounds where he chipped the ball over an injured player who was lying on the ground as Messi attempted to score a goal for Inter Miami. The incident took place in Inter Miami’s dominating 2-0 win over Real Salt Lake on Wednesday, February 21. However, Lionel Messi gained traction for his actions on the field.

Lionel Messi chips the ball over an injured opponent

In the first half of the match, Lionel Messi picked up a loose ball in the final third and attempted to run past players, showing aggression in the process. Messi was running in the way of an opponent who was lying injured on the field. He chipped the ball over the player and took his shot at the goal but it was blocked.

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Lionel Messi then produced a twisted smile and the whole incident garnered negative reaction from the fans on social media.The video of Messi continuing to play after running into an injured player went viral on TikTok and other social media platforms.

@RICH__UTD: “Disgusting behaviour. Should be banned for 5 games”

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@qwertyazertyl2_: “If this was Ronaldo you would say he is selfish😭😭”

@trish_kisten1: “I was thinking more like he should now get balon dor for that chip”

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@BasheerTK_: “Messi doing Messi things”

@Pasi_9000: “Resuming play when an opponent is injured is disgusting and unsportmanlike. If I was the referee Messi would have gotten sent off”

@fawadrehman: “Messi tried his best to avoid the injured player.”

@UtdJacobi: “THIS IS WHY HE IS THE BEST IN THE WORLD!!”

@ZtnBlanco: “They say this man is humble but is still being paid by Barcelona to this day when the club is in a financial crisis and is doing unsportsmanlike things like this… Messi being humble is a huge myth.”

https://twitter.com/BasheerTK_/status/1760503240272060653

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