Though the exact words vary depending on who is telling the tale, all accounts agree on the gist of the Argentine's message to his coach: "Well, I can see I'm not important to the team anymore, so..."
Messi was only a couple of seats away from Guardiola on the team bus as Barca were returning from a Liga fixture.
Barca teammates are in agreement over Messi's ruling of the dressing room: "He's no dictator, but he certainly makes his presence felt in his own way".
The arrival of Ibrahimovic, a player Guardiola had pushed hard to sign, had come as a blow to Messi. But with that text to his coach, he had sealed the Swede's fate.
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