Several of the figures passed through the El Prat airport in Catalan city. One of the first to appear was Lionel Messi, accompanied by his wife Antonela Roccuzzo and their children Thiago, Mateo, and Ciro. The captain of Barca, together with the family of Luis Suárez (his partner Sofía Balbi and their children Delfina, Benjamín, and Lautaro) boarded a private plane to the paradisiacal beaches of Ibizaone of the tourist centers where the ’10’ has a hotel.
The scandal is because the Generalitat of Catalonia recommended not to leave the city as a containment measure due to the outbreak of Covid-19. Although there is no ban, the fans did not see favorably that the players left the metropolitan area, which could be detrimental to them due to the regrowth when they are facing the games of the Champions League.
The newspaper ABC said “this afternoon some players took the opportunity to leave Barcelona against the recommendations of the Generalitat within the measures to contain the outbreak of COVID-19. The family of Leo Messi and Luis Suárez have left together for Ibiza. Piqué or Ter Stegen, among others, have also left Barcelona”.