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WATCH VIDEO: Is Lionel Messi the Most Protected Player in the World? 10 Times Barca Star Escaped Clear Red Card

Lionel Messi received his first red card in a Barcelona shirt yesterday. This is the third red card of his career after getting sent off on two occasions while on Argentina duty, the first coming on his debut.

WATCH VIDEO: Is Lionel Messi the Most Protected Player in the World? 10 Times Barca Star Escaped Clear Red Card

However, Naijawide, the Home of Entertainment has sought to examine the incident. Although yesterday’s sending off for the South American was deserved, could he be the most protected player in the game’s history? There are more than enough proofs to back how Lionel Messi has gotten away with several offences that would have been a red card on any day for any other player.

Before going into individual occurrences, mentioning the players, take a look at the video below. Do you think the Blaugrana star should have been sent off before yesterday as his side threw away their lead to lose the Spanish Club to Athletic Bilbao?

Frustration in a game of football happens, but players are meant to be able to control them. However, over the years, especially in his more than 750 games for Barcelona, he has escaped punishments for glaring incidents. Perhaps due to his influence in Spain?

Let us look at occasions when Lionel Messi should have received his marching orders with a red card but was left on the pitch.

Lionel Messi

vs Joao Felix

vs Sergio Ramos

vs Edinson Cavani

Lionel Messi vs Gary Medel

vs James Milner

vs Darijo Srna

Lionel Messi escaped a red card when he pushed and shoved the head of Darijo Srna in their 2009 UEFA Super Cup tie.

vs Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa

 

vs Ronald Raldes

Messi reacted angrily after he was blocked from the ball by pushing Ronald Raldes during a Copa America group stage match against Uruguay, but he escaped a red card.

 

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Joshua Ugbedeojo

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