The player of FC Barcelona Leo Messi has absented this Tuesday from a trial in which he was summoned in the Court of First Instance 1 of Girona initiated by a lawsuit by alleged breach of contract.
As reported by the Superior Court of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) in a statement, Messi he did not show up at 10 o'clock, when he was quoted, and the trial has been suspended for two hours – by the partial strike called by the lawyers of the Administration of Justice to which the attorney of the court handling the case has taken refuge.
Speaking to Europa Press, the lawyer Joaquim Bonshoms, representing the plaintiff – a constructor of Girona – has detailed that the lawsuit is directed against Messi by a contract signed in 2004 by his father as the player's legal representative.
He explained that his client maintains that Jorge Messi lost his job in 2004, so he could run out of residence in Spain and have to return to Argentina with his son – which would have interrupted the player's career – and that the employer made him a contract.
In the agreement, according to the plaintiff's version, it was established that if Messi reached the first team of FC Barcelona, they would pay the constructor between 1% and 3% of the profits of the player until the season 2019-2020, although the soccer player and his family deny the existence of this pact.
According to article 304 of the Law on Civil Procedure, Messi is subject to a fine for his failure to appear and, furthermore, "the court may consider the facts acknowledged in which said party had personally intervened and whose fixing as certain is entirely damaging" .
The session was resumed at 12.15, as the declaration of one witness was scheduled, and that of two others by videoconference at 15.