Messi remains firm in his position that he will not train at a club where he is no longer an employee. Although the legal intricacies of such a situation have yet to be fully explored.
Messi will face severe penalties for abandoning his job
After missing scheduled coronavirus tests on Sunday ahead of Barcelona’s return to preseason. So Leo Messi faces severe penalties for missing his first training session under Ronald Koeman on Monday afternoon. Messi remains firm in his position that he will not train at a club where he is no longer an employee. Although the legal intricacies of such a situation have yet to be fully explored. On the other hand, Barcelona believes that he is still their captain. And, by the collective agreement between LaLiga and the Association of Spanish Footballers (AFE), he will commit a serious offense. The disciplinary document states that a serious violation can be judged when a player “abandons his job” two times without real reason.
Leo could face of complete removal from office with wages reduction
The first would come on Sunday when he refused the medical check. So on Monday, they would see what the club considers the second violation. In the case of a third absence, the offense would be regarded as “very serious”. Which could result in a penalty of complete removal from office with a significant reduction in wages. His salary can be charged up to 11 days or a penalty of up to 25 percent of his monthly salary, whichever comes first. Currently, the Catalan club has not yet considered sanctioning its most outstanding player in history. Still, Josep Maria Bartomeu and his acolytes are wary of how the situation might turn out if they do anything else to denigrate Messi’s reputation.
The club knows that they must take disciplinary action. But they will not rush into it as they still hope they can change this situation in a more social case.
For his part, Messi doesn’t believe that a club that doesn’t hire him could fine him. With his burofax sent last Tuesday, making him a free agent, at least in his mind. Bartomeu and Jorge Messi, the forward’s father and agent, are planning to meet before the end of this week. However, it does not appear to provide any clear-cut decision. As both sides are so deeply entrenched in their current positions.