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The father of Lionel Messi arrested in Argentina

Argentinian footballer Lionel Messi’s father, Jorge Messi, was arrested on Thursday (April 4th) in Rosario (Santa Fe) for hitting a motorcyclist, local media reports.

The accident occurred in the city of Rosario in Santa Fe around 20:00 (23:00 GMT), when the father of the Barcelone player collided with a young biker who was evacuated to a reputed hospital in the city where he has been examined by doctors. According to the Argentine chain TN, he suffers only of “minor injuries”.

The father of the captain of the Argentine selection was placed in custody at the 15th police station in Rosario, before being released a few hours later.

The prosecutor should investigate the possibility of taking action against Jorge Messi if the young rider’s health deteriorates. The accident occurred in the south of the city, in the neighborhood where Messi lived his childhood and where his family still resides.

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