“You Lied to All the Fans” – Inter Miami Blasted in Lionel Messi’s Absence After Big Win vs Hong Kong XI

Published 02/04/2024, 5:18 AM EST

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Moments ago, Inter Miami played their fifth friendly encounter against Hong Kong XI. Congratulations and celebrations are in order for David Beckham’s soccer franchise as they registered their first victory of 2024, thrashing the All-Star side 1-4. While many are celebrating the victory, others are slamming the Herons for not playing the man of the hour, Lionel Messi

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Following a disastrous stretch in the Riyadh Season Cup, Inter Miami finally got relief against Hong Kong. However, despite the victory, supporters are furious at the MLS side. Although the Barcelona duo of Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba managed to make an appearance in the second half, fingers have been raised by ardent fans over Lionel Messi’s absence. Despite tickets being sold in the name of the Argentinian superstar, they did not serve their intended purpose, as the 36-year-old saw his side secure a victory from the bench. 

Additionally, Luis Suarez also warmed the bench alongside his best amigo. Thousands who were expecting La Pulga in action were forced to go home in disappointment. Instead of celebrating Miami’s win, the majority of the fan base is now furious and accuses the Florida-based team of being fraudulent with ticket sales.


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Questions of ‘where is Messi?’ echo among the soccer fans.

A shameless act from the Herons.

Did Inter Miami just deceive over 45,000 fans?

David Beckham is being slammed for doing a major scam.

Fans want their money back.

A humble request!

Shots fired!

Greedy Miami!

This fan is cursing Inter Miami’s downfall.

Looks like fans are not getting over this fraud act from Inter Miami easily. This certainly raises questions as to why the former PSG star failed to play even a single minute. 


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Why Lionel Messi didn’t play against the Hong Kong XI? 

Tata Martino was confident that Lionel Messi would play against the Hong Kong XI before the game. But despite preparation for the match, the reverse happened. Surprisingly, worries about injuries prevented Messi from seeing any playing time. After the Al Hilal encounter, in which he played until the 87th minute, he allegedly felt discomfort.

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There were also rumours of a possible hamstring problem. As a result, Messi had an MRI and played a limited role in the Al Nassr match. Since the Miami club has not made a formal statement regarding the health of their star player, it is logical to presume that Messi will get a three-day rest before facing Vissel Kobe.  


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Written by:

Abhishek Mishra


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I first kicked a soccer ball when I was 12. My early exposure to playing the sport earned me many accolades at the zonal and district levels. I still remember my first goal, where I scored a 90+5 minute header like Sergio Ramos did in the 2014 Champions League final against Atletico Madrid.
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Sreeda U M




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