The Conmebol Disciplinary Court announced the sanction to Lionel Messi for the statements he made against the body where he described it as “corrupt” by arbitration decisions.
His ban was contained in the resolution of the committee that was released today:
The Single Judge of the Court of Discipline,
1st. SUSPEND the Player LIONEL ANDRÉS MESSI for 3 (three) months from the day
following the notification of this decision. Consequently, the player is suspended
to play official and friendly matches with his National Team in that period of time.
2nd. IMPOSE the Player LIONEL ANDRÉS MESSI a fine of USD 50,000 (FIFTY THOUSAND
US DOLLARS), pursuant to Article 12.6 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Regulations . The amount of this fine will be automatically debited from the amount to be received by your Association for participation and / or prizes.
3rd. NOTIFY Player LIONEL ANDRÉS MESSI.
4th. Against this decision it is possible to appeal to the Chamber of Appeals of CONMEBOL, within a period of seven consecutive days, from the following day to the notification of the basis of the decision in accordance with Art. 63.3 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Regulation. The appeal must comply with the formalities required in articles 59 and following of the
CONMEBOL Disciplinary Regulation . In accordance with Art. 63.5 of the CONMEBOL Disciplinary Regulation, the
USD appeal fee. 3,000 (US THREE THOUSAND DOLLARS) must be paid
by bank transfer.
Source: The Soccer Channel