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Watch: PSG fans make Lionel Messi feelings clear with boos & jeers amid Barcelona return links


Large sections of the fanbase at French heavyweights Paris Saint-Germain this evening made use of the opportunity to take firm aim at transfer-linked attacker Lionel Messi.

The name of seven-time Ballon d’Or winner Messi, of course, has taken its place front and centre in the media headlines across the week to date.

This comes as rumours continue to mount in the media that the Argentine has set his sights firmly on a move back to former employers Barcelona.

The Blaugrana, for their part, have made no secret of the club’s desire to reunite with Messi in the summer, two years on from the veteran frontman being forced out at the Camp Nou owing to financial concerns.

The powers that be in Paris, meanwhile, remain hopeful of Messi ultimately opting to stay put, ahead of the expiration of his current contract in the summer.

But such wishes have not been at all aided by the recent actions of the club’s fanbase, who, on more than one occasion, have made their evident displeasure with the recent World Cup winner clear.

On the back of the club’s latest underwhelming Champions League exit, for example, the PSG faithful appeared to blame Messi directly, organising an in-game protest against the 35-year-old.

And now, as alluded to above, amid fresh speculation that he will soon be on the move out of France’s capital, such supporters have doubled down.

Ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 showdown with Olympique Lyonnais, Messi’s name - as part of Christophe Galtier’s starting XI - was read aloud to the stadium.

It was immediately followed, however, by a loud chorus of boos and jeers, amid growing tension in France’s capital city:

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Conor Laird

Conor Laird

Die-hard Juventus fan with a love for all things Italian, and a real soft spot for Arsenal cult heroes. Emmanuel Eboue, Nicklas Bendtner, Philippe Senderos... Give them all statues outside the Emirates.


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