Messi apologizes for his Saudi Arabia trip after being suspended by PSG
Messi has apologized for his recent Saudi Arabia trip after being suspended by PSG!
He was suspended by the Qatar-owned club after failing to turn up for training last week on Monday, a day after their 3-1 home defeat by Lorient in Ligue 1.
As reported, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner traveled to Saudi Arabia along with his family without Paris Saint-Germain’s permission to fulfill commitments as part of a contract with the country’s tourist office.
“I want to apologize obviously to my teammates and to the club,” Messi said in a video posted on his Instagram handle having 458 million followers.
Lionel Messi on Friday apologized for going on an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia that led to Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain being suspended by his club PSG.
“I honestly thought we were going to have the day off after the match as had happened in the previous weeks,” he said.
“I had organized this trip to Saudi Arabia having canceled it previously. This time I couldn’t cancel it. I am sorry for what I did and I wait to see what the club decides to do,” he added.
According to a source, Messi would be sidelined for “several days”, and he is therefore set to play no part in PSG’s match against Troyes this weekend in Ligue 1.