The comments made by the brother of Lionel Messi continue to arouse very strong reactions in Catalonia.
Lionel Messi had a bad day on Wednesday. And not only because of the elimination of PSG in the round of 16 of the Coupe de France in Marseille (1-2) and its performance to say the least sluggish. The seven-time Ballon d’Or is also caught up in a controversy in Spain. Consequence of the remarks made by his brother Matias during a live Twich.
“We are not going to return to Barcelona. Because if we came back, we would do a good cleaning. Fire Joan Laporta, an ungrateful man. People should have come out and demonstrated for Laporta to leave and Messi to stay. The FC Barcelona museum is Messi’s museum”he launched, adding: “Barcelona started to be known thanks to Messi. » And the brother of the world champion did not stop there, assuring that his mother feared that Lionel Messi would suffer the same fate as Ronaldinho: “They are going to do the same to him as to Ronaldinho. »
The dream of Messi’s return is over
Matias Messi’s words obviously sparked strong reactions, forcing him to make his mea culpa on Instagram. “I want to get back from what I said on social media, I was just with my son and my friends making a joke. How can I think that of a club as big as Barcelona and its history, which has given so much to my family and to Leo. For us, Catalonia is our second home and it is common knowledge. I’m really sorry and I apologize to everyone, especially to the Barcelonistas”, he wrote.
The case does not make less the headlines of the daily newspaper Sportthis Thursday. “Torpedo on the return of Messi”, headlines the Catalan daily, convinced that Joan Laporta’s dream of bringing Lionel Messi back to Barça was over. According to the Barcelona newspaper, the native of Rosario would also be on the verge of returning to PSG.