Argentine star Lionel Messi caused a sensation, announcing his desire to leave his Spanish team Barcelona, 10 days ago, but the way he sent the message of "leaving" also had a great deal of attention on the media and social media.
Messi sent a message asking the club's management to "let him go", after 14 years of playing for the team, and Messi used "fax" to send the message, which is a strange choice amid the technology available at the present time, which surprised many.
Messi changed his decision to leave, and decided to stay, when he stated in an interview to "Goal" website, Friday, that he is continuing with the "Catalan" club for another season, and justified in the interview the use of the "fax" machine to send a "leave" message to the club management.
Messi said: "I used the fax to make it official somehow."
He added: "Throughout the year, I told the club president that I wanted to leave, and that it was time for me to pursue new goals in my career, but his response was always: We will talk later, not now, and nothing happened afterwards."
Messi indicated that the club president did not give him any clear response to his repeated requests to leave, so he decided to send a message using the "fax" to convey his message to the management officially and definitively, that he was determined to leave.
Messi's move to use the "fax" device came after all his attempts to communicate naturally failed, according to him.
Messi concluded his speech by saying, "I am a free player and I can leave for free. My goal was not to create chaos or challenge the club, but" fax "is an official way to tell the club that I have made my decision.
It is noteworthy that the first fax machine was offered for sale to the public in 1964 by the "Xerox" company, and it became a major part of corporate offices in the 1980s and 1990s, before "e-mail" on computers and cell phones became the main official way of communication in companies.