The cold war between the Barcelona board and the dressing room intensified on Tuesday night when Lionel Messi published pictures of himself with Neymar on social media, just hours after the club confirmed they were suing the Brazilian forward.
“He’s back” read Messi’s message below a photograph taken at the birthday celebration of Neymar’s son Davi Lucca in Catalonia on Tuesday.
The message was a joke at Gerard Piqué’s expense, made in reference to Piqué’s famous “he stays” tweet. But the Instagram post was also aimed at the Barcelona board who just hours earlier had confirmed they were taking Neymar to court following his record-breaking move to Paris-Saint Germain.
And according to Spanish news site Cadena SER, the Barcelona board are less than happy, writing: “The board thinks what happened is intolerable.”