Pictures and videos of how Lionel Messi’s face was removed from outside Barcelona’s Camp Nou stadium have emerged on Tuesday.
This is as the Argentine has joined Paris Saint-Germain on free transfer.
Messi took centre stage in a large image of multiple Barcelona stars including goalkeeper Marc-Andre Ter-Stegen, Gerard Pique and Antoine Griezmann, but construction workers took down the strips showing Messi’s face.
The entire poster on the side of Barcelona’s 99,000-seater stadium has been removed following Messi’s departure, while club officials were also seen taking down smaller, street-side posters with the Argentina’s face on it, DailyMail reports.
Club officials were seen tearing down any poster with Messi’s face in one of the pictures.
Messi conceded at a tearful farewell news conference in Barcelona on Sunday that joining PSG was only a “possibility”.