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Iran Football Federation apologizes to Lionel Messi
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c_330_235_16777215_0___images_stories_edim_13-2(310).jpgTEHRAN – Iranian Football Federation President Ali Kaffashian reprimanded the fans who left insulting comments on Argentine footballer Lionel Messi's Facebook page.
 
Lionel Messi was taunted by over 30,000 Iranian supporters after Argentina was drawn along with Iran in Group F of the 2014 World Cup. Bosnia and Herzegovina and Nigeria are also in the group. 
 
“It’s a shame that some supporters left these comments on Messi’s page,” Kaffashian said. 
 
“On behalf of the IFF and the family of Iran football, I apologize to Messi. Let me know when his birthday is because I want to send him a gift,” he added. 
 
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