Members of Argentina star Lionel Messiís family were attacked by Chile fans during the first half of the Copa America final between the two sides on Saturday.

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The incident occurred just before halftime when supporters of La Roja began to insult the Barcelona forward's family.

The 28-year-oldís brother Rodrigo was hit by one fan after an angry exchange and the whole family were moved to a television cabin at halftime for their own safety.

The family of striker Sergio Aguero were also insulted by a sector of the Chilean fans.

Messi, meanwhile, was handed some rough treatment by the rival defenders at the Estadio Nacional and was struck in the chest by a violent kick from defender Gary Medel in the first half.