Lionel Messi’s cousin slams ‘ignorant’ Diego Maradona

Lionel Messi’s footballer cousin has slammed ‘ignorant’ Argentina icon Diego Maradona for claiming the Barcelona superstar was no leader.

Maradona accused Messi of ‘going to the bathroom 20 times before a game’ and preferring to ‘play on the PlayStation’ over captaining Argentina, but Maxi Biancucchi hit back at the World Cup winner.

“Discrediting Leo is ignorant,” tweeted the 34-year-ld.

“It’s sad to see someone who brags about being a leader talking so badly about our current best player, who surely will be for a very long time.

“[He says it] at a time when he should be helping the national team rebuild if he loves them as much as he says he does.”

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