Believe it or not, even Lionel Messi has had his fair share of controversial moments across his glittering career.
Widely regarded as the greatest of all-time, Lionel Messi’s seemingly endless talents continue to thrill fans across the world. It’s earned him numerous accolades, with a record sixth Ballon d’Or becoming the latest one.
The Barcelona star’s technically perfect skills and calm composure have made him a defender’s worst nightmare. A record of 684 goals for club and country along with countless major honours have all come his way.
But that’s not to say the humble and down to earth Argentine isn’t immune to a bit of drama either.
There was even a time, for example, when he kicked a ball straight at some shell-shocked Real Madrid fans.
And to think that didn’t even make our list…
So, without further ado, we give you the top 5 most controversial Messi’s moments across his career.