PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are reluctant to let Lionel Messi parade Argentina’s World Cup trophy around the Parc des Princes as they’re worried about potential backlash, a report says.
The legendary 35-year-old captained his country to their third-ever World Cup and did so with a 4-2 penalty shootout win over France.
Messi defeated France to lift the World Cup
Messi would like to parade the World Cup at the Parc des Princes but the club fear it could provoke team-mate Mbappe and Parisians
Messi scored a brace inside 120 minutes of football, with ex-PSG pal Angel Di Maria getting the other for the South American champions.
While for France, Messi’s current PSG team-mate, Mbappe, was on a one-man mission and scored a hat-trick, becoming the second-ever player to do so behind England 1966 hero, Sir Geoff Hurst.
But as reported by Goal, Messi wants to parade the famous gold trophy at the Parc des Princes, but club chiefs are reluctant to grant his request.
They’re concerned it could be seen as provocative to Parisians.
Mbappe was also left devastated by the final loss, which could rub the Frenchman the wrong way, considering Messi’s Argentina pal Emiliano Martinez has already gone to extremes to mock him.
Martinez mocked the 24-year-old by asking for a “moment of silence: for him in the dressing room.
He then held up a baby doll with his opponent’s face on it while next to Messi in their victory parade in Buenos Aires.
Had Argentina beaten ANY other country it is unlikely PSG would have had an issue with Messi parading the glittering trophy.
PSG are back in action on December 28 against Strasbourg.
Mbappe is already back in training, as are Brazil duo Neymar and Marquinhos.
It is unclear whether Messi will play in PSG’s return to competitive action.