Footballer Lionel Messi in Controversial with His Trick Penalty Kick

Lionel Messi drew worldwide attention with trick penalty kick and he took off with Barcelona team-mate Luis Suarez in the final round of the Spanish league.

Lionel Messi

Messi took the spot-kick on Sunday, but instead blow, he simply rolled the ball into the side for Suarez, who rushed into the outside of the box easily put it score past the Celta Vigo goalkeeper.

The game divided opinion, seen as part of the football spectacle or disrespect to the opposition.

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“I do not think it’s disrespectful,” said Barcelona midfielder Andres Iniesta. “It’s unusual, but it can be done this way. We have always respected our opponents and players who play against. I do not think there should be a debate about it.”

The play happened with Barcelona leading 3-1 in the Camp Nou, going on to win 6-1.

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