New Jersey: Argentina captain Lionel Messi blasted the country’s football association, calling it a “disaster” after the national team’s flight from Houston to New Jersey was delayed.

Lionel Messi
Lionel Messi

Argentina comfortably defeated the United States 4-0 in the Copa America semi-final on Tuesday, setting the stage for a rematch in the final with defending champions Chile at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey on Sunday.

After the team’s flight from Houston to New Jersey was grounded on Thursday, Messi took to Instagram to voice his disgust with the AFA.

“Once again waiting on a plane to leave for our destination. What a disaster the AFA are. My God!”, Messi wrote.

After seeing the social media post, the AFA explained the situation, citing weather issues for the delayed departure.

“The Argentine Football Federation informs that the flight which is transporting the national team to New Jersey suffered a delayed departure due to weather issues,” the football federation was quoted as saying by