Messi whistled by PSG fans before Ligue 1 match against Lyon
The World Cup winner once again received a negative reaction from the home crowd.
Sometimes, people simply don’t deserve nice things.
Once again, PSG fans whistled as Lionel Messi’s name was read out ahead of the Ligue 1 match against Olympique Lyon at the Parc de Princes. The Argentina captain returned from an international tour of his home country in which he showed off the World Cup to the adoring fans, as well as beating both Panama and Curaçao along the way.
However, upon returning to his club side, the ex-Barcelona player was loudly whistled by the home supporters as his name was read out on the PA system. Previously this season, right after PSG’s failure in Europe against Bayern, the star was also subject to boos and whistles.
Messi linked to Barça return
The player has been linked recently to a return to his former club, FC Barcelona, where he played for over a decade and marked a generation. Rumours have circulated ever since his departure from Spain over a return to Cataluña, and it appears as though the hopes and prayers of the culés may be answered when the summer market opens.
Messi was also linked with moves to MLS, Saudi Arabia and even back to his first ever club, Newell’s Old Boys, but it now appears that the most likely option is a move to where he became the best player in the world.
It has been said that current FC Barcelona boss, Xavi Hernández, is already counting on Messi in his 2024 plans, and vice-president of the club Rafael Yuste even said that “Messi knows how much we appreciate him. I would love for him to come back. We’re in contact, of course, with them.” The club are also making layoffs to be able to have more wiggle room if they do indeed go on the attack to sign the player.
For now, though, he is a PSG player, whether the fans want him or not.