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Sport Barcelona barbecue hosted by Lionel Messi under investigation for potential COVID-19 protocol violations

01:25  05 may  2021
01:25  05 may  2021 Source:   sports.yahoo.com

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However, Messi hosted his teammates for a lunch meeting at his residence earlier this week. According to a Goal.com report, Messi had his teammates at home for a team meeting ahead of the club’s crucial La Liga fixture against Atletico Madrid. Now, all of them may be hit with sanctions if Now, La Liga is looking to gather more information on the meeting and whether the social distancing protocols were breached. Currently, there is no precedent of punishment in La Liga for breaking coronavirus regulations. Last May, four Sevilla players attended a barbecue and La Liga president

LaLiga investigating claims Lionel Messi broke Covid - 19 protocols by hosting a team barbecue at his mansion with wives and girlfriends ahead of Barcelona 's blockbuster title showdown against Atletico Madrid. Barcelona are in the middle of an epic LaLiga title battle in Spain this season. Barcelona are facing an investigation from LaLiga over a potential breach in Covid - 19 protocols after it emerged Lionel Messi held a team barbecue at his house on Monday night. Spanish press reported that Messi was hosting the gathering, where wives and girlfriends were also invited, as a team bonding exercise

A bonding barbecue for his Barcelona teammates may have backfired for Lionel Messi.

The soccer star invited his teammates and their wives and girlfriends to his home for a barbecue on Monday, according to Spanish media. The reported gathering has prompted a investigation by La Liga and local authorities into a potential breach of COVID-19 protocols.

Local reports state that the party drew attention from neighbors when players were heard chanting "campeones (champions)" from Messi's Castelldefels property, according to the Associated Press.

a baseball player standing on top of a grass covered field: A team-building gesture might backfire for Lionel Messi and Barcelona. (AP/Joan Monfort) © Provided by Yahoo! Sports A team-building gesture might backfire for Lionel Messi and Barcelona. (AP/Joan Monfort)

Barcelona is tied with Real Madrid for second place in La Liga and has a chance to take over first place in a Saturday matchup with league-leading Atlético Madrid.

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Lionel Messi reportedly hosted a meal for his Barcelona team-mates that may have broken Covid - 19 protocols as they prepare for a crucial clash with La Liga leaders Atletico Madrid. Barca are third in the table, level on 74 points with Real Madrid and two behind leaders Atletico. Club captain Messi starred as Barca beat Valencia 3-2 on Sunday and players reportedly met for a barbeque at his house in Castelldefels, a seaside town outside of Barcelona . ESPN reports that players' partners were also invited and the intention was to bring the squad together in a different environment before the Atletico

Lionel Messi and his Barcelona team-mates are under investigation by La Liga for a lunch meeting at the club captain's house earlier this week, Goal can confirm. Spanish top-flight officials are looking into the possibility that the Barca squad breached the current coronavirus rules in place in Catalonia, which state that only groups of up to six people can meet in an indoor or outdoor setting at any one time. Messi hosted a team meeting at his residence in Castelldefels on Monday to begin preparations for this weekend's crunch fixture against Atletico Madrid, but the players could now be hit with

Barcelona argues gathering didn't break rules

Barcelona has denied that that there was a breach, arguing that all the players are in the same COVID-19 bubble, according to The Athletic. The team also says that the barbecue was held outside with social distancing measures in place.

La Liga has banned gatherings of more than six people during the pandemic. It's not clear what penalty Barcelona will incur if found to have broken protocols.

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Nobody Will Pull Away in La Liga's Title Race .
Barcelona becomes the latest club to stumble with a chance to state a claim for the title, setting up a four-team sprint over the final five games. View the original article to see embedded media.It was all there for Barcelona. With five games to go in La Liga's season, Barcelona could have controlled its own destiny in the quest to win the title, and by extension, secure a domestic double. Considering where Barcelona was eight months ago and still, in many ways, is, at least from a business standpoint, that is quite outrageous to comprehend. Only the Blaugrana sputtered.

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