Fans of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) are furious after their team, which includes Lionel Messi as one of the most important players, lost 3-1 at home to Lorient on April 30 in the Ligue 1
The club has punished Lionel Messi for going to Saudi Arabia without permission by suspending him without pay for two weeks and prohibiting him from training anywhere near the club’s grounds.
PSG ultras protest against club board and players Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr
The PSG ultras are a group of diehard fans who have protested against the club’s board and also gone after Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. On Wednesday, angry fans were seen protesting at the club’s offices. They wanted the board to step down and were upset that Messi had been kicked out of the club.
“Lionel Messi son of a b*tch,” PSG fans protest against Messi and Neymar in viral video
🚨 Paris Saint-Germain fans in front of the club’s headquarters chanting: Lionel Messi, “son of a bitch”
— Mikael Madridista (@MikaelMadridsta) May 3, 2023
Paris Saint-Germain fans outside club’s HQ chanting against Leo Messi 🚨😳 #Messi
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 3, 2023
When a video of PSG fans protesting at Neymar’s home in Paris, calling for the Brazilian to leave the club, was shared on social media, the protest went ugly. In the video, PSG fans can be heard chanting, “Get Out”. Neymar took to his Instagram to reply to a post that stated, “They just left my doorstep 😭”.
PSG fans’ frustration with Messi’s ban exacerbated by Neymar’s injury
Neymar will not be able to play for the rest of the season because he had surgery on his ankle after hurting it in PSG’s 4-3 win over Lille. Lionel Messi’s ban and the team’s recent lack of success have made PSG fans even more upset.
📸 PSG fans in front of Neymar’s house pic.twitter.com/wXgIOBNM6M
— ParisienTimes (@parisientimes) May 3, 2023
The most passionate ultra group of PSG, Collectif Ultras Paris, made rude chants at the Parisian HQ, which made the fans even more angry. The PSG ultras are known for their intense support, which has helped the team do well. But things like this hurt their image and show that the club as a whole is not very good.
Fans should not have been violent
It’s important for people in the public eye, like players and sports teams, to act and think responsibly. Even though it’s normal for fans to feel disappointed or angry when their team doesn’t do well, they should never turn to violence or harassment. This kind of behaviour can lead to bad things and hurt the club and its fans’ reputations.
In the end, the protests by PSG fans against Lionel Messi and Neymar Jr. show how important it is for both public figures and their fans to act responsibly and with respect. It is up to each of us to encourage polite and peaceful behaviour and attitudes and work towards ming the world a better place.