Messi was suspended for making an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia on Monday and missed the team’s training session. He will now be sidelined for the next two weeks.
During his suspension, Messi will not be training with the club and will miss games against Troyes and Ajaccio and will not be paid.
Lionel Messi has been suspended without pay for two weeks by PSG after visiting Saudi Arabia without permission 😳 pic.twitter.com/nGyzJoDpAT
— GOAL (@goal) May 2, 2023
From the report:
Messi asked if he would be allowed to travel to the Arab gulf to honour his sponsorship deal as a Saudi ambassador, and Galtier and sporting director Luis Campos gave him the green light to go in the result of a win or draw, but not a defeat.
Paris Saint-Germain was going to give players off on Monday and Tuesday, but after suffering a 3-1 loss to Lorient the team rescheduled practices. After skipping out on the session, tensions reportedly raised in the dressing room.
Messi’s deal with the club is set to expire at the end of the season.