Footage Shows How PSG Fans Booed Lionel Messi in His Final Game for the Club

Footage Shows How PSG Fans Booed Lionel Messi in His Final Game for the Club

Godwin Nii Armah Tagoe
June 4, 2023 at 6:30 AM
  • Lionel Messi's final game for PSG did not go as planned
  • The 35-year-old was jeered prior to PSG's last game of the season against Clermont Foot
  • His future remains uncertain as Barcelona, Al-Hilal, and Inter Miami have all shown interest in him

Lionel Messi's name was whistled and booed at by some section of Paris Saint-Germain supporters in his final game for the club on Saturday, June 3.

Having joined the Parisian club in 2021, Messi was billed to feature in his last match for Christophe Galtier's charges against Clermont Foot following the club's announcement of his departure after the end of the season.

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Lionel Messi was booed by PSG fans on his final game for the club. Photo credit: @brfootball/Twitter
Source: Twitter

Unfortunately for the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner, he received tough love from a section of PSG's fanbase, who jeered him as his name was announced in the starting XI, Football Espana reports.

This is not the first time PSG fans have whistled at Messi, with the mercurial Argentine playmaker often used as a scapegoat for angry supporters who choose to register their displeasure with the team by targeting him and Brazilian superstar Neymar.

According to PSG Talk, Messi was once labelled a mercenary owing to what some of the supporters perceive to be a lukewarm attitude towards the course of PSG, which was exacerbated by his unapproved trip to Saudi Arabia.

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Messi's last game ends in defeat

His last dance with Les Parisiens disappointedly ended in a defeat, with Clermont clawing back from two goals down to beat the French champions in a five-goal thriller - 3:2 in favour of the visitors.

Sergio Ramos and Kylian Mbappe put the home side in a comfortable lead after 21 minutes, but at halftime, Galtier's men had thrown away the lead to draw level at the break.

A 63rd-minute strike from France-born Ghanaian forward Grejohn Kyei completed the comeback for Clermont.

Messi to decide future soon

Earlier, Sports Brief reported that Lionel Messi is set to settle speculation surrounding his future after confirming he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season.

The 35-year-old joined PSG in 2021 as a free agent and will leave Les Parisians as a two-time Ligue 1 champion when he departs the club at the end of the 2022/23 season.

He is reportedly eager to decide on his future after it was confirmed that Al-Hilal’s lucrative offer for the Argentine superstar expires on June 15.

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