Paris Saint-Germain supporters might have shown where they stand on the Lionel Messi contract extension talks before the capital club’s 2-0 loss to Stade Rennais on Sunday at the Parc des Princes.
The French giants had their starting XI announced over the public address system and when it got to Lionel Messi, the crowd could be heard making unflattering noises when they announced the 2022 FIFA World Cup winner.
Con el estadio más lleno, se vuelve a repetir el once del PSG. Mbappé, ovacionado, mientras que con Messi hay aplausos y pitos. pic.twitter.com/a12bIjsCPD
— Andrés Onrubia Ramos (@AndiOnrubia) March 19, 2023
While there was much debate over whether it’s right to boo Messi, former Olympique Lyonnais star Juninho recently defended the supporters’ decision if they wanted to boo the 35-year-old.
“Even if he is Messi and even if he scored 35 goals this season, it’s normal to boo him; the fans have every right to do so,” Juninho said. “In Ligue 1, they dominate their opponents. What surprises me is the lack of aggressiveness.”