Paris Saint-Germain is reluctant to grant Lionel Messi‘s request to let him hold the World Cup trophy in front of the club’s supporters at the Parc des Princes according to Goal.
The report claims that Messi wants to show off the World Cup trophy at PSG’s next home match, which is against Strasbourg on December 28.
But the club aren’t so sure given Messi and Argentina beat France to win the World Cup and fear the reaction will be negative.
There’s also the fact that Argentina have been mocking Messi’s teammate Kylian Mbappe in the celebrations despite him scoring a hat-trick that secured him the Golden Boot award.
Messi has been criticized for staying silent and not calling out the behavior of Emiliano Martinez.
There were jokes that Messi would be sacked by Mbappe and PSG if he bested them in the World Cup final at the Lusail Stadium in Qatar.
It’s currently unclear how Messi and Mbappe’s relationship may have been impacted by recent events.
However, it’s unclear whether Messi will even be back in Paris by then.
Messi finally got his hands on the trophy which has evaded him for so long after Argentina beat France 4-2 on penalties following an enthralling 3-3 draw.
Messi scored in every round, including twice in the final, and many feel as though the win cements his place as the greatest player to ever play the game.
The 35-year-old has been enjoying the celebrations after completing football, having had the parade in Buenos Aires before being mobbed by fans at his house on Rosario.