Lionel Messi’s bodyguard, Chueko, banned from entering pitch

Yassine Chueko, Lionel Messi’s bodyguard, has been banned from entering the field in the second leg of the CONCACAF Champions Cup quarter-final between Inter Miami and Monterrey.

However, he will be allowed to enter the locker room and mixed area, according to The Mirror.

He was sanctioned as a result of what happened after the first leg in Miami on April 3, where Monterrey claimed a 2-1 away win and took the upper hand in the battle for a spot in the semi-finals.

After the match, Lionel Messi, who was not featured due to injury, was involved in an altercation with the Mexican team’s manager, Fernando Ortiz and assistant coach Nico Sanchez.

The reason behind the confrontation was Ortiz’s comments before the game, suggesting biased officiating in Miami’s favor

Sanchez called Messi a “possessed dwarf, who has the face of the devil,” as per The Mirror.

It appears that Messi’s bodyguard, who is also in charge of the superstar family’s security, was part of the altercation, and thus he has been banned from entering the playing field.

Messi is set to start for Inter Miami in the must-win game vs Monterrey