In a candid interview with Sportia Argentine legend Lionel Messi opened up about fan criticism and why he no longer sings his countries national anthem before games. “I get bothered by the Argentines that criticize my running or my lack of balls,” said Messi of fan criticism for losing the 2015 World Cup and 2015 Copa America finals.
“I still hear criticism from the national team. I say ‘your mother’s sea shell,’ we got to the final and didn’t lose in the quarters,” opened up the Barcelona striker. Messi also claimed that he stooped singing the national anthem on purpose after he was criticized for it. “I don’t need to sing the anthem to feel it.”