Talks of a new contract between FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi have collapsed and the club have announced that their icon will not be staying at the club anymore due to "financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations)."
In their official statement on their website, Barcelona stated, "Despite FC Barcelona and Lionel Messi having reached an agreement and the clear intention of both parties to sign a new contract today, this cannot happen because of financial and structural obstacles (Spanish Liga regulations).
"FC Barcelona wholeheartedly expresses its gratitude to the player for his contribution to the aggrandisement of the club and wishes him all the very best for the future in his personal and professional life."
Fans and personalities from the world of football on Twitter and especially Barcelona fans reacted in huge numbers to this news. Rival fans also came up with some insane troll tweets.
Here are some of their best reactions. (Pro tip: Do watch out for some hilarious meme videos along with some incredible fan dedications)
It remains to be seen where the Argentine legend will ply his trade from the 2021-22 season.