$600 million worth Lionel Messi switch hotels as workers strike at LA Hotel

Messi shows his class off the pitch by supporting workers' strike.

$600 million worth Lionel Messi switch hotels as workers strike at LA Hotel

Messi in the MLS (Via SPORTbible)

Inter Miami and star forward Lionel Messi have altered their plans for this weekend’s stay in Santa Monica, according to a union source reported by Reuters on Friday. The change comes in response to a strike initiated by workers at the Fairmont Miramar Hotel & Bungalows, where the team had initially booked their accommodations ahead of Sunday’s MLS match against LAFC.


Unite Here Local 11, a union representing hotel workers, including housekeepers, cooks, bellmen, and servers, called for higher wages due to increased housing costs. They appreciated Lionel Messi and his team for relocating in solidarity with the striking workers.

The Major League Soccer Players Association (MLSPA) supported striking hotel workers at Fairmont Miramar and other LA hotels, applauding MLS and Inter Miami’s choice. They stressed the need for fair contracts and quick resolutions.

The Fairmont Miramar Hotel had no comment, and MLS clarified they don’t oversee team hotel choices. Inter Miami didn’t respond to requests for comment. Lionel Messi, Argentina’s World Cup-winning captain, has boosted MLS since his July arrival, enhancing American soccer’s profile.


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Inter Miami will miss Messi as he’s called up for National Duty

Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets for Inter Miami.
Lionel Messi and Sergio Busquets for Inter Miami. (credits-India Today)

Lionel Messi’s remarkable form at Inter Miami, scoring 11 goals in nine games, propelled the team to win the Leagues Cup and fueled hopes of an MLS playoff push. Yet, Messi’s international commitments now call as he’s named in Argentina’s squad for the 2026 World Cup qualifiers.

Inter Miami faces a potential short-term absence of Messi, who’s set to join Argentina‘s squad early next week. This could result in him missing the highly anticipated MLS clash against LAFC on September 4. However, reports hint that he might still play in that crucial match before his international duties.

With Lionel Messi captaining Argentina’s 32-man squad for the World Cup qualifiers, Inter Miami will miss his presence. Fans eagerly await his return as the team strives for an MLS playoff spot.


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