Last Sunday, Paris Saint-Germain suffered a shocking 1-3 defeat at home to Lorient. The players were told to show up for practice the next day, despite the usual practice of taking the day off after the game, but it appears that seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Lionel Messi misunderstood.
Not only did he miss training, but the 35-year-old superstar flew to Saudi Arabia without the club’s permission. Consequently, the club decided to suspend him for two weeks and fine him heavily.
Leo Messi statement 🚨🇦🇷 #Messi
“I thought we would have a day off after the game, like always. I arranged this trip and couldn’t cancel it. I already canceled it before…”.
“I apologize to my teammates and wait for what the club wants to do to me.” pic.twitter.com/GBuarEgwSl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 5, 2023