By Munyam Rapheal, In Abu Dhabi
Thousands of Barcelona FC fans have trooped into Camp Nou, to protest against Messi’s decision to leave Barcelona.
The unprecedented action called for Police attention and intervention. Security forces came in to defuse the tension and put the situation under control.
To many, the 33 year-old is not only an icon, but a symbol of Barcelona’s professionalism, after spending close to 2 decades with the team.
Messi’s decision to quit Barcelona stemmed from the team’s humilating defeat against Bayern Munich, during the Champions League competition.
Meanwhile, Manchester United and Manchester City have already shown great interest in signing the talented left-footed player.