Lionel Messi Star pays unpaid wages of Argentina national team’s security staff

Messi was generous enough to pay the unpaid wages of security guard attached to the Argentina National Team.

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Lionel Messi play Lionel Messi cleared out the unpaid wages of body guards attached to the Argentina National team (AFP/Getty Images)
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Argentina national team captain Lionel Messi has cleared up the unpaid wages of the security staff of the team.

With the Argentina Football Association (AFA) in alleged financial troubles, the national team bodyguards were not paid for several months.

Journalist Juan Palo Varsky, reports that the bodyguards approached Messi and complained to him about the unpaid wages during the last international break.

Lionel Messi was in his room waiting for the game against Brazil in Belo Horizonte, when a knock at the door came,” Varsky said during an interview on the programme 'No Somos Nadie' on Metro 95.1.

Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria play Lionel Messi and Angel Di Maria celebrate a goal in Argentina's 3-0 win over Colombia (AFP)

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Two or three people appeared, all from the security team who look after the Argentine team and they said ‘Leo, we have to talk with you. For five or six months they have not paid us. The situation is complicated, you are the captain of the team, you know us, we are asking for your help’.

Messi reportedly ringed his dad, Jorge who arranged the payment for the bodyguards.

During the last international break, Argentina lost 3-0 to Brazil in the qualifiers for the 2018 FIFA World Cup before beating Colombia with that same score-line.

Argentina are currently in fifth place on the South America’s qualification table.

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