WATCH: Lionel Messi punches Sevilla player in the throat!

THE court of public opinion is riddled with the speculation that Barcelona talisman Lionel Messi angrily punched Diego Carlos in the throat during his side’s La Liga trip to Sevilla on Friday. What do you think?

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Barcelona returned to league contention, after a three-month hiatus due to the coronavirus, with a 2-0 win over Leganes at Camp Nou on Tuesday. Looking for a second win in a row on their return, it was not be for the Catalan giants as Sevilla offered them a stalemate instead, with the main talking point produced on the night being Messi’s reaction after a challenge on him by the defender. Watch:

The Argentine clashed with Carlos during stoppage time. At this point, it appeared the six-time Ballon d’Or winner hit out at the Sevilla man, who himself in dramatic fashion, dropped to the ground and prompting widespread attention on the field. But no action was taken against the Barcelona captain, with supporters on social media questioning the referee’s decision to not show him a card, red or yellow.

So Messi can punch a guy in the face and get no yellow??” One social media user wrote. A second tweeted: “Messi could punch someone straight in the face and the ref will just turn the other cheek.” A third added: “How is Messi still playing after that punch?”

Do you think Messi should have been booked after his supposed punch on Diego Carlos? Share your thoughts in the comments below.