Lionel Messi thinks 'corruption' to blame after Argentina red card, but CONMEBOL hit back

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Lionel Messi thinks 'corruption' to blame after Argentina red card, but CONMEBOL hit back
Lionel Messi guaranteed Argentina were dealt with unjustifiably at the Copa America and boycotted the decoration service to challenge the refereeing and "debasement". 
The Barcelona forward was expelled towards the finish of the main portion of Saturday's third-place play-off in Sao Paulo against Chile following a showdown with midfielder Gary Medel, who was likewise appeared red card. 
Messi seemed to have been hard done by, with Medel seeming to drive his head towards the Argentina playmaker as they squared up, chest to chest. 
The Argentina commander proposed he had been singled out after his remarks over the "insane" directing in the wake of their 2-0 semi-last thrashing by hosts Brazil in Belo Horizonte. 
"We don't should be a piece of the defilement that we've endured at this competition," Messi stated, as cited by Spanish news source AS. 
"Medel is in every case directly at the farthest point. With a yellow that would have been the finish of it for the two of us, however well, perhaps what I said as of late had an effect. 
"What's significant is that the group completed well in the competition. Possibly this was arranged and I wound up enduring as a result of what I said." 
At the point when gotten some information about his considerations on Sunday's conclusive, Messi stated: "Ideally the arbitrators and the VAR won't impact things and they let Peru contend, yet I feel that is improbable." 
Head mentor Lionel Scaloni was additionally left astounded by a portion of the choices. 
"Either the criteria is terrible, or they don't concur. I can't help suspecting that they are not yet clear about the VAR framework," he said at a public interview. 
On the red card for his commander, Scaloni stated: "despite everything I don't comprehend what Messi did to be expelled." 
CONMEBOL level "slight" guarantee accordingly 
The South American football confederation, Conmebol, said scrutinizing the honesty of the Copa America is "inadmissible" and that a "basic mainstay of reasonable play is to acknowledge the outcomes with unwaveringness and regard". 
In spite of the fact that it doesn't make reference to Messi by name, the announcement stated: "The equivalent goes for refereeing choices, which are human and will dependably be improvable. 
"It is inadmissible that because of occurrences common in rivalries, including 12 groups, all on equivalent terms, unwarranted allegations have been propelled that come up short on reality and question the uprightness of the Copa America. 
"These allegations speak to an absence of regard for the challenge, all the taking part players and the many experts of CONMEBOL, an establishment that since 2016 has been working resolutely to cause straightforward, to professionalize and grow South American football."