Lionel Messi Choked By Player for Calling Him a ‘Son of a Bitch’ (Video)

Lionel Messi

Lionel Messi was taken to task by Malaga forward Weligton in a match yesterday. According to the choker, the chokee, Lionel Messi, called him a “son of a bitch.” That insult resulted in what the media (including us) are reporting as a “choke” but really looked more like a grab to get the star player’s attention and get in his face.

You can take a look at the video, and it’s pretty clear that the player isn’t trying to strangle Lionel Messi or anything. Although it would be amazingly surreal if Weligton tried to strangle to death the world’s best player on a pitch in front of millions of watching fans. Now THAT would be a newsworthy clip.

As it is, we get a skirmish, but nothing sinister. Take a look for yourself at the “choke” against Messi:

If that’s a choke, then this guy is the worst choker in the world. If you want to see how to choke someone, here are two clips that can teach Weligton how to do it right.

You know, for future reference.

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