Messi slams Barca board in Suarez goodbye message

Despite Messi resigning to staying at Barcelona for at least another year, it’s clear that the relationship between him and the board has hit rock bottom.

During his announcement video, where he confirmed he had intended to leave the club, he didn’t hold back in explaining how unhappy he was with the actions of president Josep Maria Bartomeu.

Now Messi has doubled down on that resentment, in his farewell message to Luis Suarez, slamming the club’s treatment of his former teammate after his move to Atletico Madrid.

In a lengthy Instagram post, the attacker wrote:

“I had already begun to imagine it but today I went into the dressing room and it truly dawned on me,” Messi wrote. “Its going to be so difficult to not continue to share every day with you both on and off the pitches and away from them.

“We’re going to miss you so much. We spent many years together, drank many mates, had many lunches and many dinners.”

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Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.

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“So many things we will never forget, all the time we spent together. It will be strange to see you in another shirt and much more to come up against you on the pitch.

“You deserved a farewell that fit with who you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club.

“Someone who achieved great things for the team and on an individual level. You did not deserve for them to throw you out like they did. But the truth is that at this stage nothing surprises me anymore.

“I wish you all the best in your new journey. I love you loads. See you soon, friend.”

It will make for rather uncomfortably reading for the Barcelona board, who will be well aware that this year could very likely be Messi’s last with the club.

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