Uruguay ace who Chelsea tried to buy makes obscene gesture at Lionel Messi’s pal

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    Uruguayan ace Manuel Ugarte produced an X-rated gesture towards Rodrigo De Paul in their World Cup qualification clash in the early hours of Friday morning.

    Marcelo Bielsa's side outclassed the reigning world champions at La Bombonera, and as the Argentine's were frustrated with the Uruguayans, the two sides clashed on the pitch. De Paul and Ugarte were involved in some pushing and shoving.

    Ugarte was filmed performing a sexual gesture in the direction of the midfielder – allegedly calling him "Lionel Messi's c*** sucker". And football fans appeared to love the petty interaction.

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    "This is the video of the year! No wonder Messi said they was disrespectful! I love it," one fan joked. While a second responded: "Ugarte is my new favourite player!"

    "I mean he is not wrong? With De Paul obsession towards Messi? Hahah," a third joked.

    Messi told reporters after the game when asked about the incident: “It's normal. These kinds of games, qualifiers, against Uruguay, it's always like that. I prefer not to say what I think. Young people have to learn to respect from their elders. This classic was always intense, hard, but always with a lot of respect. They have to learn a little.”

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    Ugarte, meanwhile, almost moved to Chelsea over the summer, but they pulled out of the deal when PSG offered the defender a lager financial package. The Uruguayan had been impressing for Sporting Lisbon in Portugal, and PSG opted to trigger his £52million release clause.

    Chelsea instead acquired the services of Axel Disasi from Monaco, who has gone on to star for Mauricio Pochettino's side. The Blues have been on an upturn in form in recent weeks, beating Tottenham before holding Manchester City in two thrillers before the international break.

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