Lionel Messi and Neymar were booed by Paris Saint-Germain fans during Sunday’s Ligue 1 clash against Bordeaux at the Parc des Princes.
PSG’s supporters expressed their anger with the two superstars following Wednesday night’s capitulation against Real Madrid in the Champions League.
Kylian Mbappe, however, was cheered by PSG’s supporters when his name was read out before kick-off.
PSG were on course to qualify for the Champions League quarter-finals when Mbappe put the French side 2-0 up on aggregate towards the end of the first half at the Bernabeu.
However, a 17-minute hat-trick from Karim Benzema in the second half turned the game on its head and sent the Spanish giants through to the quarters at PSG’s expense.
It’s a result that threatens to have ramifications on various members of the PSG squad and Mauricio Pochettino, who is not expected to be the club’s manager at the start of next season.
Messi and Neymar booed by PSG fans
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And there were loud boos for the two South American stars every time they touched the ball during the early stages of the first half.
Here’s an example from the third minute of the match:
Boos for Lionel Messi and Neymar around Le Parc des Princes 😳 pic.twitter.com/KRyaHTJLLk— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 13, 2022
PSG fans are booing Messi and Neymar early into the game.. pic.twitter.com/kuB8aL7mi7— smritz🦋❤️ (@prix_lfc_fcg) March 13, 2022
These were the jeers for Messi when he went to take a corner:
Messi getting boos at PSG’s “home stadium”. These aren’t real fans pic.twitter.com/ySZfrKByb2— Barca Eleven (@BarcaEleven_) March 13, 2022
And when Messi and Neymar both lined up to take a free-kick in the 21st minute, the loud boos from the home crowd continued.
PSG fans aren't going to forget about the Real Madrid game in a hurry…— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 13, 2022
Messi and Neymar are met with a torrent of boos as they stand over a free-kick.
Neymar then puts it in Row Z 🙃 pic.twitter.com/h26RDL8Aq3
If you’re not watching PSG vs Bordeaux… it’s a crap match but a great soap opera.— Soccer Cards United (@SoccerCardsUTD) March 13, 2022
Fans whistling Neymar and Messi and applauding Mbappe.
The #PSG players are reaching new levels of sighing at one another. pic.twitter.com/RvMzIJT2ay
“With Lionel Messi and Neymar standing over a dangerous free-kick, boos and whistles from PSG fans intensified and were followed by ironic cheers when Neymar’s free-kick sailed over the bar,” @GFFN tweeted. “They’re being treated like opposition players.”
Messi, who had scored just two goals in 17 league appearances for PSG prior to Sunday’s match against Bordeaux, has rarely looked himself since leaving Barcelona.
And the sound of boos from his own supporters will no doubt hurt him.
Mbappe – who else? – opened the scoring for PSG with a typically cool finish midway through the first half.
Neymar doubled PSG’s advantage in the second half but was still on the receiving end of boos from the home supporters:
Neymar scores for PSG and is met with a mixture of cheers and jeers 😖— Football on BT Sport (@btsportfootball) March 13, 2022
Extremely muted celebrations from the Brazilian and Lionel Messi… pic.twitter.com/xoNFye1Rc6
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