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Majó: Messi should keep quiet

by Tom Conn | Posted on Saturday, December 21st, 2013

Former 2003 Barcelona presidential candidate, Jordi Majó has called out star forward, Leo Messi for recent comments the Argentine made about current club vice-president, Javier Faus and feels Messi should focus on football.

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In a recent interview with Catalan radio’s ‘Esports en La Xarxa’ programme, Majó advised Messi to not interfer in business matters of which he has no knowledge.

“Messi has created problems for nothing; Mr. Faus did not say anything malicious. Mr. Faus’s comments echo what many club members think. Messi understands football but does not understand business, or finance, or the management of Barça. So he should keep quiet.

“Neither party is in the right; Mr. Faus should stay out of the spotlight and Messi was also wrong to blame Mr. Faus. Messi shouldn’t concern himself with Faus’s comments. Faus did not make them maliciously. Messi is the club’s highest paid employee.

“Players come and go but the club remains. Nobody can influence Barça’s strategic decision-making, not Messi, nor Kubala in his day. Barça is more than Messi. Messi is the best in the world but he can’t put Barça between a rock and a hard place.

“I would never allow either Messi or anyone else to pressure the club into making decisions that are neither rational nor logical, or are not conducive to the harmony that should exist in the dressing room.”

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