Diego Maradona spoke to 'La Oral Deportivo' about Lionel Messi's four-game ban from international football and branded the decision a "terrible". The World Cup winner said, "I am going to speak with Infantino, I think it's terrible."
"Four games is a a lot. However, the seriousness of Messi's words are also very strong, but I think it can be changed."
Messi is a teddy bear
Maradona admits that Messi insulted the linesman despite the Barça player denying that he said it directly to the him, but Maradona said that Messi's exemplary attitude should be taken into account. "He is a sensational person and doesn't do anything except train," he said. "He is a teddy bear with his teammates, with everyone," Maradona concluded.
The former Barcelona striker said you have to know what happens in the dressing room to understand if it is an act of reflex and he likened it to that of Zinedine Zidane's headbutt in the World Cup 2006 against Italy in the final.