Wednesday, May 31, 2023

Lionel Messi Apologizes for Saudi Trip After Being Suspended by PSG

Lionel Messi apologized to Paris St Germain and his teammates on Friday after being suspended for making an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this week and skipping a training session.

French media reported that Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain was adjourned for two weeks after he toured Saudi Arabia without PSG’s consent to fulfil responsibilities as part of a contract with the country’s tourist office when he was presumed to train with the team the day after the Ligue 1 leaders’ 3-1 defeat at home to Lorient on Sunday.

Messi, addressing his 458 million followers on Instagram, expressed his belief that he would have the day off after the game, similar to previous weeks. He explained that he had already made arrangements for a trip and had previously canceled it, making it difficult for him to cancel again.

“I apologize to my teammates, and I’m waiting for what the club wants to do with me,” added the Argentina forward.
The matter has made it increasingly unlikely that Messi will stay at PSG beyond this season when his two-year contract with the club expires.

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