Matías Messi, Lionel’s brother, issues apology over Barcelona post
The sibling of the superstar Argentine player took to social media in an attempt to get forgiveness: “I was with my son and friends making a joke.”
Lionel Messi’s family, not just the player himself, has been in the public eye for a few days. Statements made by the brother of the Argentine star have been grabbing attention around the world, as Matías Messi spoke about the possible return of the Argentine captain to FC Barcelona, and what he’d do if it happened.
“I have a SPORT clipping stuck in my house that says Messi should go back to Barcelona,” the sibling wrote, adding: “hahahaha, we’re not going back to Barcelona, and if we do, we’re going to do a big clean up. This would include throwing out Joan Laporta, an ungrateful man.”
Messi apology to Barça and fans
Matías has now clarified the matter, in an attempt to absolve him from some of the strong responses he’s faced.
‘I want to vindicate myself for what I said on social networks, I was just with my son and friends making a joke. How can I think that about a club as big as Barcelona with its history, which has given so much to my family and Leo.
‘For us, Catalonia is our second home and that is public knowledge. I am very sorry and I apologize to everyone, especially to the Barcelonistas.
‘Lastly, I want to say that I only have the Instagram social media account!!!!’