Lionel Messi whistled at the Parc des Princes, what’s going on between the Argentine star and his supporters?
Jean-Baptiste Sarrazin, with AFP
8:41 p.m., March 19, 2023
Lionel Messi whistled by his own supporters. The Paris Saint-Germain striker entered the lawn of the Parc des Princes accompanied by a few whistles from the bays. Protests that supported as the player goes through a tormented week with his club…
A few whistles, but loud enough to be audible, descended from the aisles of the Parc des Princes at the announcement of the name of Lionel Messi for the composition of the teams, Sunday before the Ligue 1 match Paris Saint-Germain-Rennes . Even if the broadside had nothing to do with the colors against him and Neymar in particular, there is one after the elimination in the knockout stages of the Champions League by Real Madrid (1-0/1-3), part of the ultras of the Parisian club whistled the Argentine star.
Así ha recibido el Parque de los Príncipes to Leo Messi and Kylian Mbappé. Al argentino le han dedicado pitos, aunque también una parte del estadio le ha aplaudido. Al inglés le han dedicado una sonora ovación.@diarioaspic.twitter.com/hddDQWH9cJ
— Andres Onrubia Ramos (@AndiOnrubia) March 19, 2023
At the end of the contract in June, Messi and his advisers are currently in negotiations with PSG for a possible extension. It remains to be seen whether the Argentine striker continues with the club. For several days, rumors, circulating on social networks, evoke a potential interest of Saudi clubs for the player.
Controversy during training
The player found himself in a controversy on Friday evening, part of the fact that he did not finish training on Tuesday at Camp des Loges. According to RMC radio, confirming a rumor on social networks, he would have been unhappy with an exercise proposed by the staff. PSG denied, as well as Jorge Messi, the player’s father, who spoke of “fake news” on his Instagram account.
Jorge Messi denies:
– That Leo #Messi left training on Tuesday
– Have high requirements to continue at PSG
– That they ask for 600M€ to sign at Al-Hilal
“We are not going to tolerate more lies to gain followers” warns the player’s father pic.twitter.com/kqaeRcZWRU
— Florent Torchut (@FlorentTorchut) March 17, 2023
Asked before the controversy on the hypothesis that Messi could be whistled by the Park, ten days after the new European failure, coach Christophe Galtier had replied: “But no! They have no reason to whistle our players, they have given the maximum in this competition. We were not eliminated because of such or such but because Bayern Munich arrived in better shape than us in this double confrontation (0-1/0-2 )”.