sport news Lionel Messi implored Barcelona to accept the 'exceptional circumstances'

sport news Lionel Messi implored Barcelona to accept the 'exceptional circumstances'
sport news Lionel Messi implored Barcelona to accept the 'exceptional circumstances'

The infamous burofax which Lionel Messi sent to Barcelona's former president Josep Maria Bartomeu last year has been revealed. 

The Argentine sent a document to Bartomeu on August 24, 2020, expressing his desire to active the clause in his contract which would terminate his deal and allow him to leave for free. 

The letter - which was revealed by Mundo Deportivo - was sent nine days after Barcelona’s humiliating 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich and just one day after the Germans lifted the trophy following their triumph over PSG in the final.  

The infamous burofax which Lionel Messi sent to Josep Maria Bartomeu has been revealed

The infamous burofax which Lionel Messi sent to Josep Maria Bartomeu has been revealed

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Messi's letter was addressed to Bartomeu and sent to Barcelona's head offices on August 24 at 6.19pm - just nine days after their Champions League turmoil. 

The burofax outlined a clause in Messi's contract that stipulated he could leave the club if he requested to do so before the end of the season. 

The scheduled end of the 2019-2020 season was June 10, 2020. However, given the football hiatus due the coronavirus pandemic, this date was pushed back. 

Therefore, Messi argued in his letter that the delays caused by the global pandemic meant that the clause was still valid.  

The Argentine sent a document to Bartomeu on August 24, 2020, expressing his desire to active the clause in his contract that would terminate his deal and allow him to leave for free

The Argentine sent a document to Bartomeu on August 24, 2020, expressing his desire to active the clause in his contract that would terminate his deal and allow him to leave for free

This came just nine days after Barca¿s 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich

This came just nine days after Barca’s 8-2 Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich 

The 34-year-old Argentina international cited a state of alarm and force majeure in his letter as he felt both clauses were relevant due to the pandemic.  

During a state of alarm terms and obligations set out in a contract are suspended. While force majeure typically excuses one or both parties from fulfilling the obligation stipulated in their contract because of an unforeseen event out of their control.  

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The burofax, which was published by Mundo Deportivo, read: 'By means of the present, and in accordance with the provisions of

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