Lionel Messi

Barcelona player Lionel Messi is angry after the media reported that he made a gesture when being substituted in last night’s 4-1 win over Real Sociedad.

The match saw 26-year-old Messi score his 7th La Liga goal this season to help take his team to victory, but was substituted with ten minutes still remaining in the game.

The 26-year-old scored his seventh league goal of the season in the win but was taken off by Coach Gerardo Martino with 10 minutes left.

The Madrid based sports tabloid AS printed an article saying that Messi was unhappy about being replaced, but Messi said: “I didn’t mean to make any gesture when I came off. I will not accept that certain media tell lies.”

Neymar was the first to score for the Catalans his first league goal since moving to Spain, and then provided a cross for Messi to score with a header.

Sergio Busquets netted the third goal, before Sociedad managed to pull one back with Messi laying on Barca’s 4th goal for Marc Barta before being substituted for Sergi.

Later on Messi’s Facebook page the striker wrote: “Nobody likes to be replaced, but we must accept it because it is the best for our team.

“What I will not accept is that certain media tell lies about any situation that happens around me.”