In recent viral videos that have emerged on social media, fans are seen outside of the PSG headquarters, chanting “Messi, les fils de pute,” which roughly translates to “Messi, you son of a b*tch.”
“Messi, son of a b**ch” being chanted in French & Spanish outside of PSG HQ. pic.twitter.com/FgLEpdlL3a
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) May 3, 2023
Such reactions from fans have come just one day after the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner was sanctioned by the club for two weeks due to an unauthorized business trip to Saudi Arabia. During the sanction period, the 35-year-old Argentinian will not receive any salary.
The Guardian reports that the protest is taking place because of rumors that Leo Messi will be leaving PSG this summer. The news of his departure has further been verified by the famous sports journalist Fabrizio Romano.
🚨 Messi will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season. There are no doubts about that anymore.
Behind the scenes, it’s now understood that Leo’s father Jorge communicated the decision to PSG already one month ago due to the project.
It was the final breaking point. pic.twitter.com/Bwehuvyq1E
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 3, 2023
It seems quite inevitable that the 2022 World Cup champion will not extend his current contract with Les Parisiens, which is set to expire next month with the current season’s conclusion. Leo has been booed on by PSG home crowd on multiple occasions, and on top of the ban, with the inclusion of today’s incident, it should be quite clear to Leo Messi that he is no longer a favorite in the Parisian streets.
Leo Messi wasn’t the only one attacked by the PSG fans
Another video showing PSG fans protesting outside Neymar‘s house in Paris has gone viral on social media. The fans are seen calling for the Brazilian forward to leave the club. In this video, fans can be heard chanting “Get out.”
📸 PSG fans in front of Neymar's house pic.twitter.com/wXgIOBNM6M
— ParisienTimes (@parisientimes) May 3, 2023
The Brazilian has been out of action for quite some time now, after undergoing ankle surgery due to an injury sustained in PSG’s 4-3 victory over LOSC Lille in February. Because of his constant injury record, he seems to have fallen out of favor with the PSG fans, hence the reaction.
As things stand it’s unclear where we’ll see Neymar and Leo Messi play in the next season, but after today’s incidents, one can say that the club being PSG is highly unlikely.