Lionel Messi’s Inter Miami accused of ‘deliberate and calculated snub’ against Hong Kong


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Lionel Messi and Inter Miami have been accused of a "deliberate and calculated snub" against Hong Kong. The Argentinian legend failed to appear in a pre-season friendly there, but has now played in Japan. Miami head coach Gerardo Martino said Messi was not fit to play in Sunday's game against a Hong Kong XI, which Inter won 4-1. He did, however, come on as a 60th minute substitute against Japan's Vissel Kobe on Wednesday. Inter lost 4-3 on penalties after the match finished 0-0. The 36-year-old former Barcelona star's apparent recovery from a hamstring injury has led to fury in...