According to the new president of the Argentine Football Association Claudio Tapi, Lionel Messi's four-match international ban is not fair and does not abide by the rules.FIFA handed the Argentina skipper the suspension on Tuesday, just hours before their defeat to Bolivia in World Cup qualifying, for verbally abusing an assistant referee against Chile last week.
The new AFA president Tapia said Messi was banned because his federation had lost its influence at
FIFA. He said “Messi's ban is not fair and it doesn't abide by the rules. Part of the situation we live
in, in Argentine football, is due to the loss of representation at South American and FIFA levels. Our task is to rebuild those ties. We have to sit down with the FIFA president, and hire the best professionals to reduce the sanctions against Messi.”