Lionel Messi returned to the pitch for Paris Saint-Germain on Wednesday at the Parc des Princes, but the 35-year-old didn’t receive the celebration for winning the 2022 FIFA World Cup.
Mundo Deportivo reported on Wednesday that Messi had no issue with PSG opting not to do any celebration before their match against Angers. Furthermore, the Spanish outlet added that PSG felt the homage at the Camp des Lodges was sufficient.
PSG faced an admittedly uncomfortable conflict of interest. On the one hand, the French giants would have liked to pay homage to Messi at the Parc des Princes since the World Cup victory was accomplished in Qatar.
However, on the other hand, the Ligue 1 side suspects that there would be fans who might be annoyed by a celebration, taking into account that the one who lost the World Cup final to Argentina and Messi was France, led by Kylian Mbappe.
With PSG facing this situation, they prefer to be discreet and for the stands to receive Messi with applause rather than making a public gesture before the game.