Indonesian mother tries to console son crying over Messi’s Barcelona exit

Left, screengrab from the video capturing the sad Barca fan from NTT. Right, Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi. Photos: Twitter and Facebook
Left, screengrab from the video capturing the sad Barca fan from NTT. Right, Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi. Photos: Twitter and Facebook

News of Argentine soccer player Lionel Messi leaving FC Barcelona has evoked tears and sadness for fans across the globe, and that includes this young man from East Nusa Tenggara (NTT), whose sorrow went viral after it was captured on camera as it showed his sweet mother trying to console him.

The 80-second clip started out with the mother attempting to understand what was causing her son’s anguish, and the latter trying to explain that Messi was leaving Barca.

Though she appears baffled with her son’s reaction over something that unfolded half the world away, she still tried ⁠— very sweetly, might we add ⁠— to console him later in the video, instead of dismissing his feelings. 

“So Barcelona decided to let him go. So here, if he leaves Barcelona, is he going to die?” the mother asked. 

“He’s not going to die, right, he’s got money. Just let it go, it’s okay.” 

Barca announced last week that it could no longer afford Messi’s salary next season, ending the diminutive megastar’s 21 years at the club. The seasoned player bade a tearful farewell to Barca during a news conference on Sunday, where he also confirmed that he was talking with French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over a possible move.

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