By Sedara Philip
Lionel Messi has released a statement apologising for leaving the club without authorised permission.
The Argentine was recently suspended for two weeks and also fined after missing a training session without permission owing to a commercial commitment in Saudi Arabia.
Messi’s punishment will be that he won’t enter the club facilities and will miss two Ligue 1 games against Troyes and Ajaccio.
The World Cup winner has now apologised for leaving the club without authorisation in a statement released today.
Lionel Messi’s statement
The 35-year-old was recently suspended from entering the club’s training facility after leaving the club on an unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia
The seven times Ballon d’Or winner has officially released a statement asking for an apology from his teammates and his club for breaking the rules.
Messi’s official statement says, “I thought we were going to have a day off after the game as always. I had this trip organised and I couldn’t cancel it. I had already cancelled it before.
“I apologise to my teammates and I’m waiting for what the club wants to do with me”.