Lionel Messi (35, PSG) was exempted from suspension.
French football journalist Julian Lawrence said on the 9th (Korean time), “Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) accepted Messi’s public apology. Messi said, “He will return to PSG team training from Tuesday,” and “can play in the morning of Ajax, scheduled for the 14th.”
“PSG reduced the suspension imposed on Messi. However, he will keep the two-week wage cut imposed on him,” he added. Messi’s two-week salary is 1.6 million euros (approximately 1.33 billion won).
Messi posted an apology video through his social media (SNS) in his last 6 days. Wearing a suit and standing in front of the camera with a firm expression, he said, “I apologize for my actions recently. He thought the day after the Lori Engagement was a rest day. So I went to Saudi Arabia with his family.”
He also said, “In the past, we have canceled the schedule for an event invited to Saudi Arabia. This time, it was irreversible, so as soon as the game was over, we headed to Saudi Arabia.” Messi returned to France after doing promotional activities as an ambassador for Saudi Tourism.
PSG were furious. Immediately, Messi was suspended from participating in training and playing for two weeks. He also took a two-week pay cut. PSG coach Christophe Galtier said, “Since Messi is punished, the team’s performance will suffer. The punishment Messi received was determined by the club. I was also notified and found out,” he said.먹튀검증
Along with Messi, Neymar is also being ignored by PSG. Regarding PSG’s sluggish performance in the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League (UCL), PSG fans claimed that Messi and Neymar were to blame. Eventually, strong supporters of PSG staged a group protest in front of Neymar’s house, saying “Neymar get off PSG!”
PSG is the sole leader in the French Ligue 1 in the 2022-23 season. In the 34th round away match at Troyes, Messi and Eniram won 3-1. With 4 games left, the difference between the 2nd place RC Lens was widened to 6 points. The 35th round against Ajaccio is scheduled for the 14th. It is expected to be Messi’s comeback.