Tom Brady leaving the Patriots last year shocked many people, but Lionel Messi leaving Barcelona may have people even more surprised.
Messi’s situation with Barcelona is extremely surprising given the fact that both him and the Spanish football club have mutual interest in signing with each other but can’t due to restrictions from the league.
Breaking: Barcelona has announced that Lionel Messi is leaving the club. pic.twitter.com/rk19YAdUFF
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) August 5, 2021
It’s anyone’s guess as to where the football legend will sign now, but it truly comes as one of the biggest storylines in the sporting world. Many people are comparing it to Tom Brady leaving the Patriots, but some also feel that Messi’s decision carries far more magnitude.
Lionel Messi Leaving Barcelona Is Greater Than Tom Brady Leaving The Patriots
So, what move was more shocking? Tom Brady leaving the Pats or Messi leaving Barcelona? Both were incredibly jarring when they happened.
Brady had played for the Patriots for 20 years, leading them to six Super Bowls and multiple playoff appearances. He was the face of the New England franchise, and seeing him go was something that took time getting used to.
Brady extended his legacy by winning a Super Bowl in his first year with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but his move still has the NFL world talking. It’s why Buccaneers vs. Patriots is one of the most hyped regular season games of all time in history.
Messi left a similar mark in Barcelona. Messi and Barcelona have won eight La Liga titles under his regime and he’s put them at the top of the European football with four Champions League titles.
Twitter, of course, found a way to compare the departures of both Brady and Messi, and here’s what they had to say:
Messi leaving Barcelona is more shocking than Brady leaving the Patriots
— Christian Cortave (@CCortave24) August 5, 2021
Sheeeeesh. This is bigger than Brady leaving New England. We’re really going to get Messi in the Premier League. https://t.co/UKYFeg0k1Y
— Kyle Smith (@Kyle_Smith1087) August 5, 2021