Barcelona Furious With Players For Siding With Neymar Amidst Legal Proceedings

Barcelona Furious With Players For Siding With Neymar Amidst Legal Proceedings
Aug 23, 2017

Barcelona La Liga News

The Barcelona board are reportedly ‘furious’ with stars such as Lionel Messi, Luis Suárez and Gerard Piqué for reuniting with Paris Saint-Germain star Neymar. The Brazilian had returned to Spain to celebrate the birthday of his son on Tuesday evening and was greeted by a number of Barça players during his brief return to the capital.

The meet-up came just hours after the Spanish club announced its intentions to sue Neymar for an alleged breach of contract following the 25-year-old’s move to PSG.

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Neither Neymar or the Barcelona players kept the gathering private, with most in attendance taking to Instagram and according to Spanish radio station Cadena Ser, the board, who have come under huge criticism in recent weeks, are furious with the players for seemingly siding with their former teammate.

The radio station have labelled the events as the “Mutiny Of Instagram”, suggesting the Barcelona’s players were perhaps trying to prevent Neymar’s reputation from being damaged in the eyes of fans who once adored him, despite the best intentions of the Blaugrana board.


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Lionel Messi’s support of Neymar may not be what the board wanted to see given the former-Santos man’s comments following his home debut for PSG on Sunday, saying: “I don’t have anything to say to the Barcelona board. Well, actually I have something to say.”

“I am disappointed with them. I spent four years there and was very happy. I began happy, spent four years happy and left happy. But not with them.”

“For me, they shouldn’t be in charge of Barça. Barça deserve much better, and everyone knows this.”

“To see my former teammates unhappy makes me sad because I have many friends there. I hope that things get better for Barca. That they return to the team they were and become one that can compete with the others.”

Following Neymar’s exit and Luis Suárez being ruled out for four-weeks, the pressure on Lionel Messi’s shoulders will be greater than ever before if the club wish to compete with Real Madrid who, under Zinedine Zidane, are dominating European football and could make it three Champions League titles in a row. The club face Alavés on Saturday as they begin their fight to bring the La Liga title back to the Camp Nou.

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