Lionel Messi’s brother Matias on Wednesday courted controversy when he mentioned that the Argentinian celebrity will solely return to Barcelona if present membership president Joan Laporta is kicked out.
“I have a SPORT cutting that says “Messi should return to Barcelona” and I’ve put beneath it “Hahaha”. We are usually not going again to Barcelona, and if we do, we’re going to have an excellent clearout, kicking-out, amongst others, Joan Laporta who’s ungrateful in any case that Messi did for Barcelona,” he could be heard saying in a now viral clip.
“People (in Barcelona) did not support him. People should have gone out to do a march or something, let Laporta leave and Messi stay. The Spanish are traitors. I tell you because I want it to come out of our guts and not listen to things that are not true,” he added.
🚨🚨💣| Leo Messi’s brother: “We are not going back to Barcelona & if we do, we are going to do a good cleaning. Among them, kick out Joan Laporta. People (in Barcelona) did not support him.” 🇦🇷😳 [via @AlbicelesteTalk]
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Messi needed to go away Barcelona as a free agent in 2021 to hitch Paris Saint Germain after spending twenty years on the Camp Nou. Laporta had promised that Barcelona would be capable of retain Messi however monetary state of affairs resulted within the celebrity leaving after a really emotional press convention.
Matias additionally claimed within the clip that Messi was the one who had put Barcelona on the map and with out him the membership can be nothing.
“(I think) Barcelona became known thanks to Messi. Nobody knew about them before. Whoever’s had the chance to go to Barcelona and see the museum, you can see that the museum is Messi,” he mentioned as quoted by Football Espana.
Messi just lately starred with a purpose as Paris Saint Germain defeated twelfth positioned Toulouse and prolong their lead on prime of the Ligue One desk. Messi curled in an beautiful purpose into the underside nook from exterior the world within the 58th minute and put PSG 2-1 forward, serving to the hosts recuperate from a woeful begin the place they conceded first.