A socio of FC Barcelona and a handful of French supporters of the Catalan club, advised by the media lawyer Juan Branco, seized European justice about the contract of Messi at PSG.
The objective of this legal action before the General Court of the European Union is to challenge the signing of Lionel Messi to Paris Saint-Germain for non-compliance with UEFA’s Financial Fair Play (FPF). A request that has no chance of succeeding, since the FPF had been put on hold at that time, to allow clubs to relaunch following Covid-19. This legal procedure is therefore above all media-based, like the lawyer who carries it out.
Juan Branco became famous for defending, in particular, the interests of WikiLeaks and its famous leader Julian Assange, or even Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the boss of La France Insoumise. Moreover, Juan Branco had already been dismissed during a similar procedure launched a few months ago to challenge… Kylian Mbappé’s new contract with PSG! He also recently denounced a “state scandal” about “the Nasser Al Khelaïfi affair”.