UPDATE: Lionel Messi took to social media to deny the reports circulating of his €37,000 tab in Ibiza, writing on the original image: “What a way to talk s***. What a way to invent lies. The cutest thing is that people believe it.”
“Yesterday we published an image of a supposed food bill of Messi and his friends in Ibiza. A little while after, Lionel, from his official account, commented on the photo we published, dismissing the authenticity of it. Before we publish anything we always confirm the veracity of the news with at least three sources. If it doesn’t pass this filter, the news doesn’t get published. In this case, we found three reliable sources that published it and that’s why it was published. Obviously we were mistaken. The post has been erased and we wrote to Lionel internally. Now we ask for public forgiveness from all of our followers and again, especially lionel, who, like everyone knows, we admire and respect profusely. We feel extremely honored that our posts have such a reach and are read by a legend of soccer. With this comes great responsibility. We will take better steps to avoid falling for fake news.”
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Below is our original post:
Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Cesc Fabregas went to Ibiza. That’s pretty normal — the island is a popular place for anyone who has money and wants to party.
The Barcelona players definitely have money and definitely wanted to party … so they apparently ran up a tab at the club that topped €37,000.