WHAT A MESS: Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat

Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops

Lionel Messi’s brother Matias was arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat following ‘an accident’.

Matias Messi claimed he had crashed the motorboat into a sandbank in Argentina but cops discovered it covered in blood with a .380 handgun on board.

Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops
Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops

LIONEL Messi’s brother was arrested in hospital yesterday after a gun was found in his abandoned blood-covered speedboat.

Cops confiscated the loaded pistol following the mystery incident. Tests will see if has been fired recently, sources said.

WHAT A MESS: Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat

Matias Messi, 35, told a security guard at a private fishing club he had cut his face after colliding with a sandbank near his home in Argentina.

But he was tracked down by police after prosecutors found blood all over the boat and a firearm on board.

He has been arrested for possession of a firearm. He is awaiting an operation for injuries including a broken jaw.

Dramatic pictures revealed in local media show blood smeared all over the front of the motorboat, which was deserted at the fishing club in the town of Fighiera.

WHAT A MESS: Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat

Blood was also splattered on the deck in the mysterious incident yesterday afternoon.

Messi, who cheated death in a car crash three months ago, is said to have driven himself to a health centre for treatment.

Cops confiscated the loaded pistol following the mystery incident. Tests will see if has been fired recently, sources said.

Matias Messi, 35, told a security guard at a private fishing club he had cut his face after colliding with a sandbank near his home in Argentina.

But he was tracked down by police after prosecutors found blood all over the boat and a firearm on board.

WHAT A MESS: Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat

He has been arrested for possession of a firearm. He is awaiting an operation for injuries including a broken jaw.

Dramatic pictures revealed in local media show blood smeared all over the front of the motorboat, which was deserted at the fishing club in the town of Fighiera.

Blood was also splattered on the deck in the mysterious incident yesterday afternoon.

Last year, he was ordered to teach football as part of a probation order after being caught with a gun in his Audi A5.

He was also ordered to stay off drugs and drink and pay a fine of around £414.

According to reports, two cops were left slightly injured after Messi was stopped on October 3, 2015.

It was not the first time he had a run-in with the police – in October 2008 he was arrested for allegedly having a loaded gun in his belt.

WHAT A MESS: Lionel Messi’s brother Matias arrested by cops after they find a GUN in his blood-drenched boat

And in April 2011 he survived an assassination attempt by diving for cover as a gunman on a motorbike sprayed bullets at his house.

Matias is one of Lionel’s two brothers – Rodrigo. who is also older than the Barcelona star, and a younger sister called Marisol.

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