June 7, 2023

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Lionel Messi has been suspended by Paris Saint-Germain after an unauthorized trip to Saudi Arabia

(CNN) Paris Saint-Germain suspended Lionel Messi For two weeks after the Argentine’s unauthorized trip away from the team to conduct personal business, according to a club source.

CNN has reached out Messi reps for comment.

said the source Messi He missed Monday’s training session to attend promotional events outside France. Messi is in Saudi Arabia, according to several reports.

Alongside undated photos of Messi relaxing with his family, Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib tweeted Monday: “I am delighted to welcome #Messi and his family to Saudi Arabia to enjoy charming tourist destinations and authentic experiences.

“We welcome visitors from all over the world to experience a unique journey to Saudi Arabia and its hospitality.”

Messi himself posted on Instagram four days ago a promotional advertisement for Saudi tourism: “Who would have thought that Saudi Arabia has so much green? I love exploring its unexpected wonders whenever I can. #visitsaudi.”

Paris Saint-Germain faces Troy and Ajaccio over the next two weeks.

With seven-time Ballon d’Or winners in the squad, PSG lost to Lorient 3-1 on Sunday at home but remained at the top of the Ligue 1 table.

Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires June 30, 2023, His trip to Saudi Arabia comes amid multiple reports that the 35-year-old will not be staying at the Parisian club.

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