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In fact, one devastated supporter made his feelings known in an incredibly emotional moment outside the Camp Nou gates on Thursday night, as the news began to really hit home.
It will go down as one of the biggest shocks in football history. On Thursday night, Barcelona confirmed in a statement that their greatest ever player would not be staying at his boyhood club because of financial and structural obstacles.
LATEST NEWS ' Leo #Messi will not continue with FC Barcelona
- FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 5, 2021
After so many years of success, the six-time Ballon d'Or winner will wear another club crest in the coming months - a fact many people are struggling to comprehend - some more than others.
In footage that has since gone viral on social media, a broken-hearted Barca fan let his feelings known outside the famous Camp Nou gates.
The man can be seen weeping on the floor while cradling his precious Messi shirt. He then directs his anger by pointing at the stadium where the Argentinian made history.
A barca fan outside the gates of Camp Nou crying while holding a Messi jersey :broken_heart:
- TM (@TotalLeoMessi) August 5, 2021
He wasn't the only one...
A Barça fan crying outside of Camp Nou after FC Barcelona's
official statement on Messi, last night :broken_heart::sob:pic.twitter.com/1Q26g0xOJI
- Omer Alvi 2.0 (@OmerAlviii) August 6, 2021
Blaugrana fans all over the world have reacted badly to Messi's departure, including this emotional streamer.
In a live reaction to Barcelona's statement on their Twitter page, BarcaBoy was in tears after reading the news. "What's next?" he asks. "We're going to finish 10th in La Liga? We're not going to win sh*t. We're not going to win sh*t."
The footage soon went viral.
Hundreds of devastated Barcelona fans gathered outside of the Camp Nou shortly after the news emerged, with many just sitting on the curb, contemplating what life is going to be like without their star player.
In 778 games, Messi scored 672 goals and registered 305 assists for the Catalan giants since making his debut in October 2004.
The 34-year-old has lifted 35 honours at the Nou Camp, including 10 La Liga titles, four Champions Leagues and seven Copa Del Rey trophies.
Barcelona fans outside the Camp Nou :broken_heart: pic.twitter.com/XsGTSIoe0Q
- B/R Football (@brfootball) August 5, 2021
It's going to take some time to get over this piece of news.
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