Messi, Neymar Booed By PSG Fans

FootyBiteMarch 14, 2022

PARIS: Paris Saint-Germain beat Bordeaux 3-0 in Ligue 1 but fans vented their anger by mocking Lionel Messi and Neymar following the club’s relegation from the Champions League.

Only Kylian Mbappe, who scored twice in the defeat to Real Madrid in the last 16, escaped the wrath of fans.

Mbappe once again found the target by opening the scoring in the fourth minute of the Ligue 1 action yesterday, while Neymar and Leandro Paredes added two more goals in the second half.

PSG now have 15 points ahead of Marseille and Nice to be comfortably at the top of Ligue 1 and on track to equal Saint-Etienne’s record of 10 titles.

Yet domestic success has not been able to redeem fans ’disappointment with seven -time Ballon d’Or winner Messi being ridiculed by his own supporters every time he touches the ball.

PSG manager Mauricio Pochettino said his players were saddened by the actions of the club’s fans.

“Sad. I think that’s the right word. Sadness goes through an evening like this at the Parc des Princes. Messi and Neymar? We’re all affected, we understand the frustration (of the fans), we feel it too.

“But we are responsible. We accept it as a team and will remain united until the end,” Pochettino said.