Lionel Messi conspiracy claims cast a cloud over Copa America thanks to CONMEBOL’s silence

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL — It’s not about the red card. It’s about what Lionel Messi said and did after Argentina’s win over Chile to secure third place in the Copa America. “We don’t have to be part of this corruption [and] the lack of respect they showed us throughout this tournament,” he said, snubbing the post-match medal ceremony. “Sadly, the corruption, the referees, they don’t allow people to enjoy football.” “I think the cup is fixed for Brazil,” he added. “I hope VAR and the referees have nothing to…

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