Chinese fans fulminated against Leo Messi

9 February 2024 10:59
Chinese fans fulminated against Leo Messi

Lionel Messi played in a friendly in Japan after missing a match in Hong Kong.

Due to an injury, Messi could not play in Inter Miami's preseason friendly against Hong Kong XI.

The supporters were so mad over not being able to see the eight-time Ballon d'Or winner. Regina Ip, a politician from Hong Kong, also responded angrily, saying that the Argentine shouldn't be allowed back into the region.

"Hong Kong people hate Messi, Inter-Miami, and the black hand behind them for the deliberate and calculated snub. Messi should never be allowed to return to Hong Kong. His lies and hypocrisy are disgusting."

Lionel Messi’s official Weibo account had already apologized to the Chinese fans after not playing in the Hong Kong match. “Anyone who knows me knows that I always want to play… especially in these games where we travel so far and people are excited to see our games. Hopefully we can come back and play a game in Hong Kong”