Argentina’s great footballer and the 2022 FIFA World Cup-winning captain Lionel Messi was suspended by his club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) for making an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia. The club have suspended him for 2 weeks. The club also revealed that the former Barcelona players travelled to Saudi Arabia without permission last week.
A source with knowledge of the matter told the news agency AFP, “Lionel Messi will be banned for several days.” While many media organizations in France are saying that he will be banned for 2 weeks. According to the source, “Messi cannot train during this time, he cannot play and he will not be paid due to disciplinary action on him”. And another source says, “The 7-time Ballon d’Or winner could probably be banned for 15 days. Knowing that nothing is more important than the club.”
After coming back to Paris from the Saudi trip, Messi shared some pictures on his Instagram account and expressed his happiness about exploring the country more in future, he also wrote a caption under the post, “Who thought Saudi has so much green? I love to explore its unexpected wonders whenever I can. #visitsaudi.”
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Messi isn’t having a great time with PSG
Messi played an important role in making Argentina win the FIFA World Cup in the year 2022. The legendary footballer will turn 36 next month. Recently, on Sunday, he played a match against Lorient in Ligue 1 for Paris Saint-Germain. In this match, Lorient defeated Paris Saint-Germain 3-1. After this, he travelled to Saudi Arabia to fulfil commitments on behalf of his country as part of a contract with the tourism office, which passed to his club Paris Saint-German. Due to this, the club decided to suspend him.
Messi, who left Barcelona to relocate to Paris in the summer of 2021, has been mentioned as perhaps returning to the Catalan team. The hierarchy at the Nou Camp, including club manager Xavi, who played a significant portion of his club career alongside the Argentine, have publicly talked about and pondered this transfer.
Here’s how fans reacted:
Messi is bigger than psg
— ETH ERA🔰🍁 (@Un4givin__) May 3, 2023
Al-Hilal incoming 🤑💸
— Luthando (@Luthando606060) May 2, 2023
Time to move on
— Elijah Augustine® (@elijahh53) May 2, 2023
FaK PSG ,Messi doesnt need psg but psg needs him.
— ideon (@ideon_kuzco) May 3, 2023
Messi is enjoying the summer of Saudi Arabia😍😍 #ميسي_بالسعودية pic.twitter.com/QTo7Wffjvu
— بدر ياسر (@Bad3207) May 2, 2023
Arrest pessi and suspended him for rest of season pic.twitter.com/04JZueDEJo
— 💫 (@pessisfinishedx) May 2, 2023
end of the road for the partnership
— THANOS (@OdsRasheed) May 2, 2023
My Goat wants to leave, proud of him
— Darker Skinn_⏱_ (@BradleyCarl256) May 2, 2023