Barcelona star Messi also criticized the Barcelona management when he said goodbye to Suarez on social media. The former Barcelona defender Alves also commented on Messi’s dynamic, saying that the Barcelona management’s treatment of meritorious services over the years is chilling.
Messi said in a statement: "You deserve to leave with your head high and enjoy a farewell ceremony that matches your height: As one of the most important players in the history of the club, not only for the team, but also for the personal honour. You should not be like this. I was swept out. But the fact is that this situation does not surprise me at all."
Alves commented under this dynamic: "However, this situation has existed for a long time, and this scene has been released every year. It has nothing to do with winning or losing. We all understand that it is about dignity, and they don't know how to respect people."