How Lionel Messi Reacted to Boos From PSG Fans; Video Emerges

How Lionel Messi Reacted to Boos From PSG Fans; Video Emerges

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
updated at April 12, 2023 at 8:29 PM
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  • Lionel Messi saw the fun side of jeers towards him by fans of Paris Saint-Germain
  • The 35-year-old's soured relationship with supporters continued for a second time
  • Unfortunately, Messi's 50th game for the Parisians ended in a defeat against Lyon

Footage of how Lionel Messi reacted to the ire of Paris Saint-Germain fans has emerged online.

Messi was subjected to booing and whistling from the fanbase of the club prior to another home defeat in the French top flight on Sunday evening.

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Lionel Messi's name attracted whistles from PSG fans during the team announcement ahead of the game against Lyon. Photo credit: @ESPNFC @LeoMessiMedia
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The seven-time Ballon d'Or winner has been in the bad books of a section of the club's supporters since their round-of-16 Champions League exit against Bayern Munich.

According to the fans, Messi does not give his best when he turns up for Les Parisians as compared to his performance for his home country, Argentina, per ESPN.

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At the start of PSG's first league game since the international break, whistles and boos greeted the veteran's name during the team's lineup announcement over the loudspeaker, talkSPORT reports.

It proved to be an omen for a fourth defeat in Ligue 1 since the turn of the year, as Bradley Barcola's early strike in the second half inflicted the latest loss for PSG at the Parc des Princes.

How Messi reacted to jeering

Since then, a video of how Messi reacted to the fan outrage has now surfaced online. In the clip, the veteran forward took it in his stride by simply laughing.

Meanwhile, the club is racing against time to tie the Argentine to a contract extension before his current deal runs out this summer.

His situation has prompted keen interest from a variety of suitors, including Barcelona.

PSG fans boo Messi again

Sports Brief also reported on PSG fans continuing to register their displeasure with Messi by jeering the 2022World Cup winner.

The 35-year-old has been subjected to boos by supporters, who claim he does not do enough when turning up for the Parisians.

Prior to the international break, Messi endured a similar treatment by fans after PSG's surprise home loss to Rennes in Ligue 1.

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Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe is a Ligue 1, Bundesliga, and La Liga editor with five-year experience. He previously worked with Sports Corna and 360SportsGH.