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Wiz Khalifa Leaves A Joint At This Drug Lord’s Grave And Pisses Off A Lot Of Colombians

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After a recent performance in Medellín, Colombia, rap star Wiz Khalifa decided to do a little touristing around town. Unfortunately, Khalifa ended up taking a few photographs that pissed of quite a few Colombians. Even the Mayor of Medellin got so angry that he referred to the rapper as a “scoundrel.”

What was the cause of all this negative attention? It has something to do with this photo:

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Apparently leaving a joint for Pablo Escobar, a drug lord who oversaw one of the darker periods of Colombia’s past, isn’t the best way to generate goodwill from Colombians. One Instagram commenter echoed this sentiment, commenting on the photo with: “This makes me feel so sad. This man is a symbol of the worst time of Colombia, a country that has much to offer, and for his blame its reduced status to stereotype of narcotrafficking, cocaine, and violence.”

Medellin’s Mayor, Federico Gutierrez, was quick to criticize the rapper’s choice to visit Escobar’s grave.

According to BBC, Federico Gutierrez said Khalifa’s actions were “advocating crime” and that his choice of photography “shows that this guy has never had to suffer from the violence inflicted by these drug traffickers.”

People on Twitter weighed in Khalifa’s Instagram photo. Many felt it was too much.

People called for him to apologize.

Other people on Twitter came to Khalifa’s defense.

“If Wiz Khalifa went to visit the tomb of Pablo Escobar, you should respect (his decision). After all, everyone is free to act the way they want.”

Some gave respect.

So far, Khalifa has not issued a statement about the incident.

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But the rapper did post this message to his Twitter account on March 26th: “Do things the way you want to. Let others follow but always do what works for you best.”

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FIFA Just Banned Lionel Messi For Four Matches

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FIFA Just Banned Lionel Messi For Four Matches

Lionel Messi’s telenovela with the Argentinian national team continues. After losing in the finals of the 2016 Copa America Centenario, the 29-year-old superstar said he was retiring from the national team. He eventually reconsidered.

Now, Messi was just handed a four-match ban by FIFA after he insulted a referee at the end of Argentina’s 1-0 victory over Chile last week. The suspension comes at a crucial point: after struggling earlier in 2018 World Cup qualifying, Argentina looked to be on track to move up the standings and fight for a ticket to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. Messi’s suspension takes effect just before today’s CONMEBOL 2018 World Cup qualification match between Argentina and Bolivia and will continue through matches versus Uruguay, Venezuela and Peru.

Footage of the incident, which happened after the end of the match, shows Messi making physical contact with the assistant referee and directing some angry words at him:

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Although the suspension appears to be excessive, it’s important to note two players from Liga MX in Mexico, Enrique Triverio and Pablo Aguilar, were recently given one-year suspensions for making physical contact with referees.

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The suspensions were handed out after Liga MX referees went on strike, which led to the cancelation of every Liga MX match on week 10 of its schedule.

According to the Telegraph, Argentina’s soccer federation says it will appeal the ban.

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