Lionel Messi slams Barcelona for ‘kicking’ Suarez out in goodbye post and says ‘at this point nothing surprises me’

LIONEL MESSI has slammed Barcelona for ‘kicking out’ Luis Suarez after the striker completed his move to Atletico Madrid.

And in a highly emotional post put out on Instagram, Messi admitted ‘nothing surprises me anymore’.

Messi says the moment his best mate leaving Barcelona hit him was when he went into the dressing roomCredit: Instagram / @leomessi

The two footballers has a brilliant relationship on and off the pitchCredit: Instagram / @leomessi

The pair became great friends during their time together at the Nou Camp.

And manager Ronald Koeman telling Suarez he had no future at the club was believed to have led to Messi sensationally submitting a transfer request.

He has since agreed to stay with the Catalans for another season.

Messi posted a series of photos of the two of them together on Instagram, along with a lengthy post in Spanish.

Translated, it reads: “I was already getting the idea but today I entered the locker room and the news became real.

“How difficult it is going to be not to continue sharing the day to day with you, both on the pitch and outside.

“We will miss them so much. It was many years, many lunches, dinners… many things that will never be forgotten, every day together.

“It will be strange to see you with another shirt and much more to face you.

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Lionel Messi is fuming his best mate Luis Suarez has been booted out of BarcelonaCredit: Instagram / @leomessi

The two footballers and their partners socialised oftenCredit: Instagram / @leomessi

“You deserved to be praised for what you are: one of the most important players in the club’s history, achieving important things both as a group and individually.

“And not to get kicked out like they did. But the truth is that at this point nothing surprises me.

“I wish you all the best in this new challenge. I love you very much, I love you very much. See you soon friend.”

Mundo Deportivo reports that Messi was “crestfallen” as he watched his pal break down in his final ever Barca presser.

And Suarez’s former team-mate, and final memnber of the famous ‘MSN’ strikerforce Neymar, also blasted his exit.

He commented on a photo of Suarez with the trophies he has won, writing: “Amazing way to do things” with the head in hands emoji.

SunSport previously reported how Messi’s wife reduced Suarez’s partner Sofia Balbi to tears with a heartfelt goodbye.

Antonela Roccuzzo has been best friends with Sofia Balbi during the six years their husbands have starred together for Barcelona.

Messi and his wife have lost a couple of best friends at BarcelonaCredit: Instagram / @leomessi

The two players might now play for different teams, but their friendship will remainCredit: Instagram / @antonelaroccuzzo

The 32-year-old wrote: “Bolu, my friend, my sister… thank you for so many years together.

“For so many laughs, so many Mates and unending chats.

“You were like family for us. I can’t tell you how much, so very much, I’m going to miss you and your amazing family.

“Thank you for everything! Let’s hope life keeps giving us moments [to spend] together and I’m sure we’ll see each other again soon!

“I love you, your [family]. All the best with this new step.”

Messi’s wife Antonela Roccuzzo has been best friends with Suarez’s partner Sofia BalbiCredit: Instagram / @antonelaroccuzzo

Sofia quickly responded: “And when I thought I had no more tears I found this!

“Thank you for so much of what you said and for all that we have left to live …I love you, I adore you.”

Suarez gave a tearful exit interview on Thursday, where he spoke of the move coming as a ‘surprise’ before thanking Barcelona for ‘having faith in me’.

He then made his way to the Barca dressing room to clear out his locker for the final time.

At his last press conference as a Barcelona player, Suarez also revealed how he was told to ‘watch out’ for Lionel Messi when he joined the Catalans.

He went on to become best friends with the Argentine.

Suarez broke down in his exit interviewCredit: Barcelona FC

Messi and Suarez became great friends when the latter signed from LiverpoolCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Suarez added: “Many people tell you about Messi when you arrive at Barca.

“They say, ‘watch out for Leo’, he’s another striker. [But] many things are invented.”

It has been revealed that Suarez will reportedly face a SIXTY PER CENT wage drop after joining Atletico Madrid.

Marca reports that Suarez will earn around £8.3million a year with his new club.

That works out at £160,000 a week – he was earning a whopping £405,000 a week at the Nou Camp.

Suarez breaks down in tears in Barcelona as he gives a fond farewell to the club

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