FIFA is not playing around. They have banned FC Barcelona favorite Lionel Messi for getting into a verbal altercation with an official during a match. This was during a World Cup qualifier against Chile. In addition to the ban, he has also bean dealt a fine of over $10,000. All of this for not being able to hold his tongue. Listen, I get it. There is a lot of emotion involved. But it may not be the best idea to insult the person who has your destiny in his hands.
An appeal over the ban is expected. Apparently there are alternating reports as to what actually happened. Will Messi be vindicated?