Lionel Messi on Friday shocked one and all when he bid ex-teammate Luis Suarez farewell in an explosive way claiming that Barcelona could have handled the Uruguayan in a better way. Messi – who recently made a dramatic U-turn to stay back at Camp Nou after seemingly looking to move elsewhere – revealed that Suarez was fired in his Instagram post.Also Read - Lionel Messi Plays Football With His Kids, Video Goes Viral

Suarez – who has left the club – has signed a two-year contract with Atletico Madrid took to Instagram and responded to Messi and thanked him for his concern. Suarez also asked Messi to continue enjoying the game. Also Read - VIDEO: Lionel Messi Returns to Barcelona Following Break After Copa America Success

“Thank you, friend, for your words, but thank you for being the way you are, for what you were from the first day with me and my family,” he wrote. Also Read - Lionel Messi Must Stay at Barcelona: Ronaldinho Wants Blaugrana to Retire No.10 Jersey After Argentine's Retirement

“I will always be grateful to Messi the human – funny and sentimental – because everyone knows the player.

“Do not forget what I told you: ‘Continue enjoying yourself and demonstrating that you’re number one’, and don’t let two, three or four tarnish the giant that you are for the club and for the world of football.

“I love you very much, my friend, and we are going to miss you five.”


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Ya me venía haciendo la idea pero hoy entré al vestuario y me cayó la ficha de verdad. Que difícil va a ser no seguir compartiendo el día a día con vos, tanto en las canchas como afuera. Los vamos a extrañar muchísimo. Fueron muchos años, muchos mates, comidas, cenas… Muchas cosas que nunca se van a olvidar, todos los días juntos. Va a ser raro verte con otra camiseta y mucho más enfrentarte. Te merecías que te despidan como lo que sos: uno de los jugadores más importantes de la historia del club, consiguiendo cosas importantes tanto en lo grupal como individualmente. Y no que te echen como lo hicieron. Pero la verdad que a esta altura ya no me sorprende nada. Te deseo todo lo mejor en este nuevo desafío. Te quiero mucho, los quiero mucho. Hasta pronto, amigo.

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“Today I went into the dressing room and the awful truth hit me,” Messi posted on Instagram, before renewing his criticism of club management.

“You deserved to be sent off as what you are: one of the most important players in the history of the club,” Messi wrote. “And not to be fired in the way they did it.”

“The truth is that at this point nothing surprises me anymore.”