The ex-football player Mario Alberto Kempes, world champion with Argentina in 1978, came out in defense of Lionel Messi, who criticized the Conmebol and described it as "corrupt", after the participation of the albiceleste in the Copa América.
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Through his social networks, the ESPN analyst also wrote the following: "Gentlemen of the Conmebol, you decided to spend money on things that had nothing to do with football. Some have paid, others are saving themselves by miracle …
"And now they want to dedicate themselves to punishing those who really defend football. Where then are democracy and freedom of expression? More when you are telling a great truth! "
Lords of the #conmebol you decided to spend the money on things that had nothing to do with football, some have paid, others are being saved by miracle, and now they want to dedicate to sanction those … https://t.co/v6V2GHiP4e
– Mario Kempes (@ESPNMarioKempes) July 9, 2019
Not mentioning the name of Lionel Messi, it is inferred that the 'Matador' supports the criticisms made by the captain of the albiceleste and apart referred to the 'FIFAGATE' that led Conmebol leaders to prison or to judicial processes for the corruption scandal for the sale of marketing and television rights.
(tagsToTranslate) Copa America (t) Argentina (t) Brazil (t) Copa América (t) Argentina (t) Brazil