Lionel Messi: Christophe Dugarry tenders apology for calling Barcelona star half-autistic kid

Lionel Messi: Christophe Dugarry tenders apology for calling Barcelona star half-autistic kid

- Lionel Messi has gotten an apology from ex France international Dugarry

- Christophe Dugarry made some unpleasant comment towards the Argentine

- The 48-year-old was angry with Griezmann playing only two minutes against Atletico

Barcelona supertar Lionel Messi has been offered an apology by former France international Christophe Dugarry for calling him a half-autistic kid after game against Atletico Madrid.

The Spanish champions were forced to a 2-2 draw in what was a disappointing result for Setien and his wards considering their fight to retain the Spanish La Liga title.

Bur what made Dugarry annoyed during Barcelona's game against Atletico was the introduction of his fellow countryman Antoine Griezmann two minutes before the end of the game.

Antoine Griezmann was unable to play to his own satisfaction considering the limited time he had on the pitch as the encounter ended in a draw.

While speaking on RMC Sport, Dugarry claimed that Antoine Griezmann lost his confidence in the game against his former side.

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He added that Lionel Messi should have helped the World Cup winner with some good passes which he refused to.

Days after the outburst, Dugarry has now tender an apology to Lionel Messi claiming that he will also make sure he do so on a live television.

“I am sincerely sorry for the extent and the response to my comments on Lionel Messi. I did not want to stigmatise people with autism disorders, it was not my intention,''. Christophe Dugarry explained showing remorse on his action.

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Lionel Messi: Christophe Dugarry tenders apology for calling the Argentine half-autistic kid

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Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how reports from Spain have it that Lionel Messi is threatening to leave Barcelona when his contract expires in the summer of 2021 after he has been fingered for many issues at the club.

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According to Spanish outlet Cadena Ser radio, the Argentine star has called off negotiations regarding the renewal of his present contract which he signed in 2017.

The 33-year-old star and his father Jorge had been in contract talks with Barcelona management lately, but the player his yet to put pen to paper.

It was gathered that Messi is upset the club’s board members with leaked media reports suggesting he is the one masterminding events at Camp Nou.

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