Ezequiel Lavezzi was smoking marijuana during his training camp with Argentina, a radio reporter hurled some pretty serious accusation on the Argentine hotshot striker. Lionel Messi, the captain of the Argentina football team, found it as an insult of the highest level and took immediate steps.
Messi and the entire team has walked out of a press conference held in San Juan following the team's 3-0 victory over Colombia in the CONMEBOL World Cup qualifiers on Tuesday.
Not only that, the Barcelona superstar but also has mentioned that he and his national team are boycotting the Argentine press for an indefinite period now. "We have made the decision not to talk to the press anymore, obviously you know why," the 29-year-old Messi, who scored once and assisted the other two goals for his national team in the match, said.
"There were a lot of accusations, a lot of disrespect, and the accusations they made against 'Pocho' [Lavezzi] are very serious. We know that most of you guys don't play that game of disrespect. We can be criticised if we lose, or win, or if we play well or badly. But this is getting into personal lives.
"If we don't put a stop to it now, we'll never stop it," Messi, who gets angry very rarely, did not mince his words this time.
So what exactly had happened? It was on Twitter that an Argentine radio journalist accused Lavezzi of smoking pot ahead of Argentina's game against Brazil in Belo Horizonte, where La Albiceleste were thrashed 3-0.
Lavezzi now has reportedly taken the radio reporter to court over the accusations.