The sports world erupted with memes as Argentinian footballer, Lionel Messi announced that he’s officially bidding farewell to Barcelona. He gave a media briefing with teary eyes.
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Messi – the football legend had been with the Spanish team for 16 years and made quite a few world records during his time with FC Barcelona (won the prestigious Balon d’Or a whopping six times). So, getting emotional at this point was a given.
According to international news sources, his exit came after La Liga could not fulfill the terms of his new five-year contract. The new arrangement would have reduced his salary by 50% due to “financial and structural obstacles.”
As the news went public, football fans from across the globe took to Twitter to react with memes in order to relieve their tension and get over his shocking departure.
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Here’s a look at some of the best memes to come out of the departure of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona.
Messi fans having a hard time digest the news.
Fans are following Messi to whatever club he joins next.
Nothing lasts forever and that hurts!
Messi watching the show unfold before his eyes.
Arsenal being stingy.
Ajmal is the man!
A sight too unreal.
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