Club president jokes that he tried to get Lionel Messi 'arrested'

Published Add your comment

Carlos Gonzalez, president of Cordoba, has joked that he tried to get Lionel Messi arrested to prevent him playing in Barcelona's Copa del Rey encounter with the Segunda División club.

Barcelona and Cordoba meet at the Estadio Nuevo Arcángel on Wednesday evening as Barca look to defend the crown they won under Pep Guardiola in May.

Messi has been in sensational form for Barcelona this season, with the Argentine superstar having already found the net on 30 occasions in all competitions.

The 25-year-old broke Gerd Muller's 40-year-old world record on Sunday afternoon when Messi scored his 85th and 86th goals of 2012 - and the Barcelona forward now has Cordoba in his sights.

Messi would be spending Wednesday in a jail cell, if Gonzalez had is way, with the Cordoba president worried about the damage the Camp Nou legend will inflict on his lowly outfit.

"I’ve tried to talk to the civil guard to get [Messi] arrested," he said, as reported by

Gonzalez may, though, get his wish in one sense with Tito Vilanova likely to consider resting Messi for the Copa del Rey outing, having done so in the previous round of the competition.

Do YOU want to write for GiveMeSport? Get started today by signing-up and submitting an article HERE:


Article Comments

Report author of article

Please let us know if you believe this article is in violation of our editorial policy, please only report articles for one of the following reasons.

Report author


This article has been written by a member of the GiveMeSport Writing Academy and does not represent the views of or SportsNewMedia. The views and opinions expressed are solely that of the author credited at the top of this article. and SportsNewMedia do not take any responsibility for the content of its contributors.

Want more content like this?

Like our GiveMeSport Facebook Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to Facebook, don't ask me again

Follow GiveMeSport on Twitter and you will get this directly to you.

Already Following, don't ask me again

Like our GiveMeSport Page and you will get this directly to you.

Already Subscribed to G+, don't ask me again