Paris Saint-Germain endured a disastrous 4-1 loss on Wednesday to Newcastle United at St. James’ Park. The capital club fell behind 3-0 and could never bounce back to mount any comeback.
As a result, the ridiculing is out in full force. The memes and jokes from established football media outlets to trolls are having fun at the expense of PSG. However, a former player is also taking aim at the French giants after their Matchday 2 UEFA Champions League loss.
Former PSG captain and current Chelsea defender Thiago Silva liked a post criticizing the club for opting to let Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. this past summer transfer window.
‼️🇧🇷| Thiago Silva likes a post on IG which captions:
“You have to eat sh*t to give up this trio (referring to Verratti, Neymar and Messi). You have to be stupid or sold out and the worst thing is that this sh*t echoes around here. Lots of motivated weaklings with a microphone… pic.twitter.com/g5iZZ4R2JA
— PSG Report (@PSG_Report) October 4, 2023
Messi left as a free agent and signed with Inter Miami; meanwhile, Neymar left PSG in a €90 million deal. Nonetheless, with both those players in their starting 11 the last two seasons, PSG could not advance past the Round of 16. Furthermore, they didn’t win the group, losing out to Manchester City and Benfica.