Messis and drug money? No way, says Barcelona

Barcelona back Spanish police and interior ministry's assertion that Lionel Messi or his family is not involved in laundering Colombian drug money, as alleged by a newspaper.

updated: December 20, 2013 00:04 IST
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Barcelona boss Sandro Rosell on Thursday sharply criticised an "attack" by media seeking to link star striker Lionel Messi's family with an alleged Colombian drug money laundering operation.

"The Interior Ministry and the Guardia Civil have totally and explicitly disassociated Leo Messi's entourage from any open judicial investigation," Rosell told a news conference.

"Even so, the attack on the player's entourage has not stopped," the club president said.

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