Last week on Sunday, Messi addressed Barcelona fans for one last time. He stepped up on the stage, eyes full of tears and said: “We have had some good times and some bad times as well, but they love people have shown me has always been the same. I hope that I can come back and be part of this club at any moment, in any way and bring something to help this club be the best in the world. I am forgetting so many things that I wanted to say, but that’s all I can say right now. I’ve thought about it a lot, but the words won’t come to me. Thank you to everyone.”
Messi added: “After 21 years I’m leaving with my three Catalan Argentine kids. We’ve lived in this city, this is our home. I’m just really grateful for everything, all my teammates, everyone who has been by my side. I gave everything for this club from the first day I arrived at the last. I never imagined having to say goodbye as I didn’t think about it. A lot of things have gone through my head. I’ve still not come to terms with the reality of leaving this club now and changing my life. We need to accept it and move forward.”
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 8, 2021
Truely a very heartbreaking and emotional moment for Messi and his fans. People from all around the world, love and respect him. He truly is a great human being and a great sports person. Farewell Messi, you shall be missed!