Journalist Toni Juanmarti Reveals Resignation on Twitter
Toni Juanmarti, a digital sports newspaper journalist, announced his resignation on Twitter last Monday with the hope of finding new job opportunities. His tweet was seen by over 100,000 followers.
A Chance Encounter with Jorge Messi
While Juanmarti was at a cafeteria, he noticed someone who looked like Jorge Messi, father and agent of the renowned Argentine footballer Lionel Messi. He observed a tattoo on his arm and verified online that it did correspond to Jorge Messi’s tattoo.
LaLiga finished, I consider my stage in Relay finished. The discrepancies in the editorial line lead me to opt for a new path.
It has been a pleasure to be part of the project. On my recent visit to the newsroom, I became even more aware of the good people who are chipping away at stone.
— Toni Juanmartí (@tjuanmarti) June 5, 2023
Juanmarti saw the father leave and followed him, eventually arriving at the Barcelona president’s residence where important club meetings had taken place. He recorded Jorge Messi entering the building and shared the video on Twitter, causing a buzz among sports journalists and fans alike.
A Viral Video and Hot Topic Discussion
The video of Jorge Messi at the Barcelona president’s residence garnered over 7 million views, making Juanmarti the talk of the town. Other journalists later approached Jorge Messi for comments, leading to widespread rumors about the return of Lionel Messi to Barcelona.
Juanmarti comments on the incident, stating that there seemed to be a war over the story with each party trying to establish their position. No one wanted to be the “bad guy,” with Lionel Messi wanting to show that he was not driven by money, Barcelona’s president wanting to prove that he did everything possible to bring back the player, and Jorge Messi wanting to prove that he made a genuine effort to secure his son’s return.
An Uncertain Future
Juanmarti hopes to find new job opportunities soon, doing what he enjoys most. He believes that if Barcelona genuinely wanted Lionel Messi to return, they would have had to make a more significant effort earlier on.