On May 5, Lionel Messi admitted he could not cancel his trip to Saudi Arabia and apologized to PSG.
On his personal page, Messi spoke about the scandal: “I think we will have a day off after the match as usual. I have planned this trip and can’t cancel anymore. Before that, I canceled a trip during the season. I apologize to my teammates and PSG. I am waiting for what the club wants to do with me.”
On May 1, Messi arrived in Riyadh with his family under a commercial agreement with Saudi Arabia. As a tourism ambassador, the former Barca captain has happy hours at a luxury resort. Messi’s trip comes less than a day after PSG’s 1-3 defeat to Lorient at Parc des Princes.
Immediately, PSG banned Messi from training, not playing, and not being paid for the next two weeks. Not stopping here, Leo also made PSG fans angry. They gathered in front of PSG headquarters to protest against the 2022 World Cup champion.
Leo is said to no longer want to stick with the Paris capital club. “There is no doubt that Messi will leave PSG at the end of this season. Leo’s father, Jorge Messi, informed the management of the Parc des Princes team about this intention a month ago”, the house said. newspaper Fabrizio Romano revealed.
According to the French press, Director Luis Campos was not satisfied with Messi when the player born in 1987 refused to renew his contract.
After Messi went to Saudi Arabia without permission, Mr. Campos insisted on handling the World Cup champion. The same director called “El Pulga” on May 2 to announce the punishment.
If nothing changes, Messi will return to the field on May 22 to play the last 3 rounds for PSG in Ligue 1. It is unclear whether the next destination of the 36-year-old superstar is Barcelona or Saudi Arabia.