PSG Ultras Plan to Stage a Protest Against Lionel Messi During Club’s Next Ligue 1 Game

PSG Ultras Plan to Stage a Protest Against Lionel Messi During Club’s Next Ligue 1 Game

  • Paris Saint-Germain supporters plan to stage a protest against Lionel Messi over the club’s recent failures
  • PSG has failed to progress beyond the round of 16 in the UEFA Champions League since Messi joined in 2021
  • Messi is yet to agree to a new deal with the French champions, with his current contract set to expire in the summer

Lionel Messi’s move to Paris Saint-Germain has not met the expectations of some of the club’s supporters, who are visibly upset with the Argentine’s performances.

The seven-time Ballon d’Or winner joined PSG amid much fanfare, with the club’s supporters hoping the Argentine’s addition to their team will guarantee an elusive Champions League trophy.

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PSG Ultras are blaming Lionel Messi for the club's Champions League exit and want to stage a protest against the Argentine. Photo by Sandra Ruhaut
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PSG, however, have failed to progress beyond the round of 16 since Messi’s arrival in Paris as they were recently dumped out of Europe’s most prestigious club competition by Bayern Munich.

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According to Give Me Sport, PSG Ultras are planning on staging a protest at Parc des Princes against Messi by whistling at the Argentine throughout the Ligue 1 game against Rennes on Saturday.

The Ultras claim Messi has a high a salary in relation to what he offers on the pitch.

Messi gives condition to remain at PSG

Meanwhile, Lionel Messi has made it clear to Paris Saint-Germain that he will no longer be paid much less than Kylian Mbappe if he is to remain at the club, Daily Post reports.

The 35-year-old forward is into the final months of his contract with PSG and has been negotiating with the French champions offering to extend his deal beyond this summer.

Messi moved from Barcelona to PSG in January of 2021 after the Catalan giants could not renew his contract due to La Liga’s wage cap rules.

Messi’s father sighted in Saudi Arabia

Earlier, Sports Brief reported Jorge, also agent of Messi was seen in Saudi Arabia to begin negotiations with Saudi Pro League side Al Ittihad.

In photos circulating on social media, the Argentine was spotted talking to a local while wearing dark shades and carrying a suitcase.

Messi could be set to join long-term rival Cristiano Ronaldo as the joint highest-paid footballer in the world if he accepts a move to the Saudi Arabia Pro League.