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A DIFFICULT DECISION

The Barça can not withdraw the '10' in honour to Messi for this reason

Published:11/08/2021 - 20:07h

Updated:11/08/2021 - 20:07h

Withdraw a dorsal in LaLiga involves negative consequences for any club, therefore is difficult that the FC Barcelona do it with the '10' Lionel Messi

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The game of Lionel Messi of the FC Barcelona with direction to Paris, specifically to Paris Saint-Germain, already is official. The Argentinian star left the Barcelona club after more than twenty years, seventeen since it debuted with the first team in 2004 in front of the Espanyol. During his stage like professional, Leo dressed three dorsal to the back: the 30 in his debut, the 19 during two years and the magic 10, inherited of Ronaldinho after his also gone out, and that has carried during twelve years.

A lot of fans culés and lovers of the general football, wish that the Barça withdraw the '10' in his honour, like sucedió in the basketball with the '23' after the withdrawal of Jordan with the Bulls, or the two dorsal that withdrew the Lakers after the death of Kobe, and the Naples with the own '10' after the demise of Diego Maradona.

However, LaLiga is the one who has the last decision in this regard, and does not allow this type of actions. The maximum organism of the first national division already has treated in several occasions the subject, especially in the last years. In occasions, by reasons in mourning as it was the case of the Seville and the Espanyol after the demises of Antonio Door and Dani Jarque, respectively. And in others, for offering the recognition to a career of attainments, the one who would be in this case with 'The Flea', after the goodbye of Raúl González of the Madrid and the attempt to withdraw the dorsal number 7.

Consequences

LaLiga Is clear in these cases. The competition prevents to withdraw dorsal due to the fact that in Spain, the professional numbers go of the 1 to the 25 for the first staff and of the 26 to the 50 for canteranos, contrary to other countries like Italy or England where the staff can lucir dorsal of the 1 to the 99. If the Barça wanted to withdraw the dorsal, then LaLiga would ask him to the club of the City Condal that reduced his staff to 24 professional players, losing like this a professional index card.

It is for this reason that a lot of teams desist in his intention to withdraw dorsal, as of course they do not wish to lose the possibility to have an effective more in his rows. The question now is: Who will dare to carry the 10 in the Barça? Who will be worthy to defend it? Ronaldinho, Messi. A VERY heavy T-shirt.

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