Saturday,November 26,2022

Argentina’s footballers’ media blackout continues

The Argentine footballers have stuck to their words as they continue to boycott the media. The team is in the Argentine capital this week for World Cup qualifiers. The team has not yet had any interaction with the media and it seems likely that they are not going to this international break.

The controversy: 

It all started last year when newspapers ran a pretty controversial story in their papers. Even the radio reporters had put allegations on Argentine winger Lavezzi. He was accused of smoking marijuana on the training ground. This had enraged the entire Argentine squad. Following the incident, the team spoke to the press for the one last time. The press conference was headed by Messi, the captain of the team. The Argentine team was already under fire due to the chain of poor performances. The team at that point of time was below the required position to qualify for the World Cup. A major shock was on the cards for the same. Along with that, the media also had given a lot of attention to the entire Messi-gate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWlCAqQdLoA

Messi held out a news report and read out what it had printed. The report stated that Lavezzi, the left winger was accused of breaking the customary code of conduct. He also said that the media had been showing them disrespect for a long time. Running such a shallow story was way above the tolerance levels is what the number 10 believed. The team also stood by this decision and they haven’t talked to the media ever since.

The Argentine footballers have stuck to their words as they continue to boycott the media. The team is in the Argentine capital this week for World Cup qualifiers. The team has not yet had any interaction with the media and it seems likely that they are not going to this international break.

The controversy: 

It all started last year when newspapers ran a pretty controversial story in their papers. Even the radio reporters had put allegations on Argentine winger Lavezzi. He was accused of smoking marijuana on the training ground. This had enraged the entire Argentine squad. Following the incident, the team spoke to the press for the one last time. The press conference was headed by Messi, the captain of the team. The Argentine team was already under fire due to the chain of poor performances. The team at that point of time was below the required position to qualify for the World Cup. A major shock was on the cards for the same. Along with that, the media also had given a lot of attention to the entire Messi-gate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWlCAqQdLoA

Messi held out a news report and read out what it had printed. The report stated that Lavezzi, the left winger was accused of breaking the customary code of conduct. He also said that the media had been showing them disrespect for a long time. Running such a shallow story was way above the tolerance levels is what the number 10 believed. The team also stood by this decision and they haven’t talked to the media ever since.

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The Argentine footballers have stuck to their words as they continue to boycott the media. The team is in the Argentine capital this week for World Cup qualifiers. The team has not yet had any interaction with the media and it seems likely that they are not going to this international break.

The controversy: 

It all started last year when newspapers ran a pretty controversial story in their papers. Even the radio reporters had put allegations on Argentine winger Lavezzi. He was accused of smoking marijuana on the training ground. This had enraged the entire Argentine squad. Following the incident, the team spoke to the press for the one last time. The press conference was headed by Messi, the captain of the team. The Argentine team was already under fire due to the chain of poor performances. The team at that point of time was below the required position to qualify for the World Cup. A major shock was on the cards for the same. Along with that, the media also had given a lot of attention to the entire Messi-gate.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bWlCAqQdLoA

Messi held out a news report and read out what it had printed. The report stated that Lavezzi, the left winger was accused of breaking the customary code of conduct. He also said that the media had been showing them disrespect for a long time. Running such a shallow story was way above the tolerance levels is what the number 10 believed. The team also stood by this decision and they haven’t talked to the media ever since.

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