LIONEL MESSI has been labeled as a “traitor” and a “mercenary” by Barcelona fans.

The club icon, 35, liked a post from international team-mate Lautaro Martinez celebrating Inter Milan’s 3-3 draw at the Nou Camp on Wednesday night.

Martinez shared celebrations on social media after Inter held Barca to a draw at the Nou Camp, which effectively sent the hosts crashing out

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Martinez shared celebrations on social media after Inter held Barca to a draw at the Nou Camp, which effectively sent the hosts crashing out
Barcelona legend Messi controversially 'liked' the Instagram post from his international running mate

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Barcelona legend Messi controversially ‘liked’ the Instagram post from his international running mateCredit: Getty

The draw all-but secured Inter’s progression through the Champions League group stage – and very nearly sent Barca crashing out.

The Italians need just a point from their final two group games to knock Messi‘s former team out of the competition.

And if it wasn’t bad enough for fans of the LaLiga side, their king saluted Martinez on social media.

The Argentinian striker shared the Instagram images with the caption: “Cuore, personalita, umilta. #ForzaInter”, which translates to “Heart, personality, humility.”

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And the captain of his national side – who scored 672 goals in 778 appearances for Barcelona – LIKED the post.

Catalan supporters were not happy with the Paris Saint-Germain star.

One wrote: “Another proof that Messi does not feel sorry for Barcelona a club who made him who he is today and then later he broke the club and ran away, he is such a shameless traitor”.

Another added: “This is what I mean when I say this guy was a mercenary”.

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One fan exclaimed: “Calling him Judas falls short”.

On the hour mark, Lauro Martinez scored his first in nine games to make it 2-1 to the Milan side.

His shot ricocheted off both posts and snuck over the line.

Robert Lewandowski then appeared to save the day with ten minutes left to play, taking advantage of a loose ball that Inter failed to clear.

But Robin Gosens drilled in what looked like a winner with just a minute left on the clock to send Barca fans home crying.

Up stepped Lewandowski again to unbelievably head home in injury time to level an exhilarating match.

Also in Group C, Bayern conceded their first goals of the tournament but thrashed Viktoria Plzen 4-2 in the Czech Republic to go through.





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