Dani Alves Responds To Lionel Messi Ripping Into Barcelona Board
The six-time Ballon d'Or winner, who has reluctantly agreed to stay at the club after unsuccessfully attempting to leave, posted a farewell message to Luis Suarez after the Uruguayan agreed a move to Atletico Madrid.
However, clearly still unhappy at the Nou Camp, he made a point of singling out Barcelona for the way they handled Suarez's departure and did not mince his words whatsoever.
Accompanied by pictures of the pair together, Messi wrote: "You deserved a send off for what you are: one of the most important players in the club's history, achieving important things both as a group and individually. And not to get kicked out like they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me."
And Alves, who had a close relationship with Messi on and off the pitch during his superb eight-season stint at the Nou Camp, was quick to weigh in on the post and agree with the statement.
Barça legend Dani Alves' comment on Messi's post:
"Unfortunately, that is reality from a long time. It is only confirmed year after year! It's not about winning or losing, we know that a lot, it's about respect and they don't know that! Keep it up, somehow we're there." https://t.co/0UhqTSKCqZ pic.twitter.com/OaUcXcJf2b
- barcacentre (@barcacentre) September 25, 2020
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The Brazilian has been incredibly vocal about what he deems to have been ill treatment from his former club prior to him joining Juventus on a free transfer in 2016.
He even went as far as saying the Blaugrana top brass do not know how to treat players properly.
"During my last three seasons I always heard that Alves was leaving but the management never said anything to me," he told Spanish newspaper ABC in 2017.
"They were very false and ungrateful. They did not respect me. They only offered me a renewal because of the FIFA transfer ban.
"That's when I played their game and signed a renewal, which included a clause that allowed me to leave for free a year later.
"The people who run Barcelona have no idea how to treat their players."
Former Barcelona forward Neymar also left a comment on Messi's post going after the board. "Incredible how they do things," he wrote.
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