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Lavezzi to take legal action over marijuana claims by journalist

The 31-year-old was accused of smoking marijuana by a journalist on Twitter.

Argentina's footballer Ezequiel Lavezzi
DOUGLAS MAGNO AFP

Ezequial Lavezzi has tweeted his intention to take legal action against a journalist who claimed he was smoking marijuana in the Argentina team hotel.

The tweet sent by Gabriel Anello stated that Lavezzi smoked two joints in the team hotel and said that the national team had the players they deserve as they struggle through World Cup qualifying.

He also sent a tweet saying Lavezzi would not even be on the bench in Argentina's game against Colombia, which is a must-win following their defeat at the hands of Brazil last weekend.

Lavezzi communicated via his twitter his intention to take legal action for the damaging things said by Aguello that has created great damage to him, his family and his work.