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EXPLAINED: Lionel Messi might face punishment for ‘violating’ protocol in MLS debut

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EXPLAINED: Lionel Messi might face punishment for 'violating' protocol in MLS debut

Lionel Messi’s debut in Major League Soccer (MLS) was marked by a remarkable moment as he scored a sensational late goal that secured a victory for Inter Miami against New York Red Bulls.

However, after the match against the Red Bulls, Messi chose not to engage with the media. This decision by the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner is being widely viewed as a potential breach of the tournament’s media regulations.

According to The Washington Post, Messi reportedly breached the MLS protocol during his league debut on Sunday.

The violation isn’t related to scoring goals; rather, Messi’s non-compliance was in not engaging with reporters after the match against NY Red Bull. This behavior goes against the media rules established by the league.

The league mandates that all players, regardless of their status, must be available for media interactions after matches.

The potential consequences of Messi’s actions are currently uncertain. Whether MLS will consider his actions worthy of any punishment remains to be determined.

It’s worth noting that Messi has impressively scored 11 goals in only 9 appearances for Inter Miami this season.

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