when Xavi and Messi critics the referee
1 Feb 12
This is happen every where every time in a football game. So I think this is just normal condition not a big issue. And I think They Barcelona player did not realize that referee are on their side in many other games. So don't blame a referee if they can not win in a game.
5 Feb 12
Most referees would either side with the favorites or the home team and that's the advantage big teams tend to have. The ball is round and football is fair, if according to what Sepp Blatter said, then messi and xavi should not have any complaints about the referee and decisions he made. If complaints are allowed to change the game, it's going to be another form of fixed match and there's no need to play even.
2 Feb 12
I think this is the general disappointment that Barca players feel that they are protected less by the referees in Spain. This was highlighted more by the punishment doled out to Pepe after the Messi stamp. So I guess this is more from that perspective. BTW, Messi missed out a penalty in that match. Cheers! Ram
2 Feb 12
yes i read too that messi can`t score the goal from Pinalty and barcelona only bring 1 points from Mestalla but it`s still good result for Barcelona because they play in valencia home we don`t know too about the messi and xavi statement but i think they less critics the referee its different for Mou..every week he always critics the referee
2 Feb 12
I think it's okay for them. Many players will have the right to complaint. As long as they do it properly. In one statement, Del Piero also ever say that once in a while, he also complaint. It's nature for the player. Why this become a matter? Because Xavi and Messi is two of the three best players in the world :) Btw adhyz, i've found that you post two or three or even more same answers in commenting one person. Something wrong with your connection?