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Lionel Messi. ERIC GAILLARD / REUTERS
In Argentina, the inhabitants and the world of football are delighted with the choice of the Pulga to leave Paris SG for Inter Miami.
For them, it is (also) a relief. Tired of seeing Lionel Messi, their idol, being singled out, even whistled – like on the last day of Ligue 1 -, the Argentinians welcomed with great satisfaction the news of his departure from Paris SG and his future arrival at Inter Miami. “We knew he had to leave Paris, he should never have been mistreated so much. But after his successes and all the joys he has given us, he deserves to go where he wants… we give him a gift to the world!“, indicated to theAFP Sandra Oldani, a 60-year-old employee in Buenos Aires.
Same story with Matias Carrizo, a 26-year-old street vendor happy to see him “elsewhere than at Paris SG, seen as they treated him“. “I would have liked him to go to Barcelona, because you can feel that there people love him, and as they say, nothing like home.“, he declared, also to theAFP. In addition to the inhabitants of Buenos Aires, everyone in Argentine football was delighted with the choice of “la Pulga”. “Starting today, Inter Miami has a new supporter!“, declared on Twitter Claudio Tapia, the president of the Argentine Federation (AFA).
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The Argentine press scratches the Parisian supporters
The specialized press of the South American country – which, on the whole, understands the decision of the 2022 world champion – also took the opportunity to scratch the behavior of Parisian supporters throughout the year. “You guys have less common sense than a reclusive monk. You were on the same teamMessi, Mbappé and Neymar, and you kept complaining. From the stands you boycotted a team that with a little more time could have been champions of everything […] Grow up, guys“Wrote, for example, this Tuesday, in an open letter, one of the most respected specialized journalists in Argentina. Suffice to say that Lionel Messi’s change of club is experienced, in Argentina, as a real relief.