PHOTOS: Barca fans gather outside Camp Nou

Lionel Messi’s request to leave FC Barcelona has not gone down well with the club’s supporters.

A number of fans of the Catalan club descended outside the club’s home stadium – the Camp Nou to protest Messi’s request to leave — despite the pandemic.

Some reports also state that the fans have gathered outside the club offices to demand the resignation of club director Josep Bartomeu’s after Messi’s announcement.

Earlier on Tuesday, the 33-year-old Barca legend send the football world in a tizzy by announcing his desire to leave the clubb.

Former England player Gary Lineker backed Messi’s decision and wrote on Twitter: ‘If Messi is to leave @FCBarcelona by activating a release clause, then I hope the club try to help, not hinder him. He’s been fiercely loyal and their greatest ever player. It would be terribly sad if it finished with a fight between the player and the club.’

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