Messi ‘breaks MLS rules for the second time’ after Inter Miami’s draw with Nashville

Lionel Messi has reportedly broken Major League Soccer rules for the second time following Inter Miami’s clash with Nashville SC this morning last night.

In July, Messi made a shock move to quit European football by leaving French giants Paris Saint Germain for MLS side Inter Miami.

Messi was then joined by former Barcelona teammates Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba at the Florida club, with the Argentine since then inspiring his side to a 10-game unbeaten run.

On Wednesday night, Inter Miami drew 0-0 with Nashville. After the match, it was reported by the Daily Mail that Messi broke MLS rules for the second time by not speaking to the media.

Last weekend, it was claimed that Messi was made unavailable after his MLS debut against the New York Red Bulls.

The report from the Daily Mail said that a match report from the Miami Herald did not include any post-match quotes from the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner.

If Messi was made available and he didn’t speak to the media, that’s a violation of the league’s media rules.

Before the Red Bulls game, MLS executive vice president of communications Dan Courtemanche said all players, including Messi, must be available to speak to the media after games.

It is currently unclear whether Inter Miami or Messi will face any sanctions from MLS for last weekend’s offense or for today’s offense.

Since arriving in Miami, Messi has managed to score 11 goals in 10 games, while he has also provided three assists.

Thursday’s game against Nashville was the first time Inter Miami failed to score since Messi made his debut against Cruz Azul on July 22.

Inter Miami will return to MLS action on Monday as they face Los Angeles FC.