Fans online have brutally slammed Sergino Dest for turning up at Lionel Messi’s farewell press conference wearing a basketball jersey.
Messi addressed his shock Barcelona exit at a press conference on Sunday.
Family, his former teammates and media were in attendance for the six-time Ballon d’Or winner’s emotional speech.
— FC Barcelona (@FCBarcelona) August 8, 2021
Except for Dest, who was strangely outfitted in a basketball uniform, most individuals inside the Camp Nou were dressed properly.
Messi broke down in tears as he announced his Barca exit, making the US international stand out like a sore thumb among his club teammates.
On social media, the 20-year-old was savagely ridiculed for his attire.
When you have Messi’s farewell press conference at 11 but got next in MyPark at 12 pic.twitter.com/hJQlUcOAin
— Dan (@DanMarland_) August 8, 2021
Dest today pic.twitter.com/RoRzwbwJk8
— Viran🇲🇾 (@MadnessFc4) August 8, 2021
Sergiño Dest at Messi’s farewell😭 pic.twitter.com/C38fb67bI5
— Rocky Reece (@_rockyreece) August 8, 2021
Dest gets a 5/10 for effort 😭 pic.twitter.com/ah1SdM9jXu
— Ariel🇮🇪🤍Lynch🇿🇦🇵🇸 (@LynchAzariah) August 8, 2021
Look at Dest😭😭 pic.twitter.com/NyhdCFNN4r
— AK. (@akf10i) August 8, 2021
Dest really came dressed like this in Messi’s farewell. pic.twitter.com/ej1tMxU6oi
— 👁 (@Ani7ii) August 8, 2021
Dest is kiIIing me, bro showed up in an NBA kit 😭
— Rohit 😴 (@ffsjackkk) August 8, 2021
Speaking at his presser, the 34-year-old was convinced that he was going to remain at Barca.
But the club’s dire financial situation sees the legendary forward leave Spain after 21 sensational years.
“My family and I were convinced that we were going to stay here at home, that’s what we all wanted more than anything,” he said.
“We’ve made this our home and we thought we would be staying in Barcelona.
“The time I’ve had here has been amazing but today I have to say goodbye to all of this. I’ve been here so many years, my entire life since I was 13.”
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