The day Leo Messi exploded at Ivan Barton: The controversial Mexico vs Honduras referee

The refereeing of the El Salvadoran referee within the Mexico vs Honduras soccer match has generated lots of criticism, and it is not the primary time he is confirmed unpopular with Lionel Messi shedding his cool in opposition to him in August.

In a video on social media, Messi claimed that an Orlando participant ought to have been booked after dragging him again in an incident that the FIFA World Cup winner was mentioned to have dedicated a foul first.

In consequence, Ivan Barton was criticized twice. As soon as for not giving a second yellow card to Messi and one other for not reserving the participant who fouled Messi, in a match by which he additionally gave a controversial penalty on Josef Martinez.

“The message isn’t clear, the match doesn’t deserve a penalty like that,” Orlando Metropolis‘s coach, Oscar Pareja, mentioned on August 2. “These performs have affect, we’re very annoyed. Individuals wish to see soccer and the referee must be honest and this did not occur at present.

“There are a few performs which are double yellow, with Leo [Messi], I do not care if it is him, however it must be measured the identical. Issues need to be honest and what occurred on the sphere was not like that.”

Who’s Ivan Barton?

As has develop into customary, El Salvadoran referee Ivan Barton is mostly praised by CONCACAF for his performances, however in his flip to referee heavyweights he isn’t spared from being checked out from all sides and criticized.

Barton has already raised nice controversy along with his choices regardless of an excellent worldwide profession, which even positioned him because the Central American referee with probably the most video games in Qatar 2022.

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At nationwide crew stage he has additionally been current in U-17 and U-20 World Cups, Olympic Video games and Gold Cups, whereas in membership tournaments within the CONCACAF League, Concachampions, Leagues Cup and FIFA Membership World Cup.

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