Dugarry Calls Messi 'Half Autistic' In Shocking Barcelona & Griezmann Rant

Ross Houston
July 3, 2020

It was a tough battle for Barcelona on Tuesday night, June 30.as they were forced to 2-2 draw by visiting Atletico Madrid in a Spanish La Liga encounter played at the Camp Nou. "I didn't want to stigmatise people with autism disorders, that was not my intention".

The club's all time top scorer's contract is set to expire next year but he was initially expected to sign a new deal that would keep him at the club until at least 2023.

The World Cup victor has seen his minutes reduced by Setien in recent weeks, starting just one of Barcelona's last four games.

Dugarry during his playing days
Dugarry during his playing days

Failure to win the match means that Barca are now left hoping for at least two slip-ups from league leaders Real Madrid in their last six matches of the season if they are to defend their Primera Division trophy.

Former France striker Christophe Dugarry has been roundly criticised for insensitive comments made towards Lionel Messi, in which he referred to the Argentine as a "1.5m tall kid" who is "half autistic".

Simeone turned Griezmann into a star at Los Rojiblancos, so it must have been hard for him to understand why the Frenchman was getting so little game time.

It's considered more and more that Messi is carrying the club, something he's clearly struggling to do this season, and it's been a worry that the team have been wasting his final great years, that might soon not be their problem.

Earlier, Legit.ng had reported how Barcelona vs Atletico Madrid ended in a 2-2 draw as La Blaugrana pulled further away from their title challenge with Real Madrid.

The opening eight minutes of the match was lively as both sides were involved in an end-to-end stuff.

According to the Daily Mail, Griezmann feels he needs Messi's help in order to turn his Barcelona career around.

Two minutes later Atletico were awarded a penalty after Arturo Vidal fouled Yanick Carassco in the box as Costa stepped up and missed it.

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