Several videos have surfaced showing Lionel Messi’s response to the boos of Paris Saint-Germain supporters. Before to the club’s Sunday night home loss in the French top division, Messi was the target of jeers and whistles from the supporters.
Since their club’s round-of-16 Champions League loss to Bayern Munich, the seven-time Ballon d’Or winner has drawn the ire of certain fans. According to the supporters, Messi underperforms for Les Parisiens when compared to his performance for Argentina, according to ESPN.
Whistles and booing greeted the veteran’s name during the team’s lineup announcement over the loudspeaker at the start of PSG’s first league game following the international break, according to talkSPORT. It turned out to be a portent for PSG’s most recent setback at Parc des Princes, as Bradley Barcola’s opening goal in the second half caused their fourth loss in Ligue 1 since the beginning of the year.
Since then, a video showing Messi’s response to the fan backlash has appeared online. The seasoned forward handled it well in the video by simply laughing.