Lionel Messi has fired another shot at Barcelona as the Argentine superstar bid an emotional farewell to team-mate Luis Suarez, after the striker left the club to join rivals Atletico Madrid.
Messi was embroiled in a transfer saga with the Catalan club this summer as the 33-year-old sought to trigger a clause in his contract that would allow him to walk away for free, ending a near-two decade spell with the club.
The Argentine eventually waved the white flag in his pursuit of an exit, so as to avoid a huge legal battle with the club who disputed the eligibility of the clause.
Barcelona, however, saw no issue in allowing Suarez to leave for free, though, with new boss Ronald Koeman deeming the Uruguayan had no future with the club moving forwards.
Suarez and Messi have formed a formidable partnership both on and off the pitch since his arrival from Liverpool in 2014, and the maverick striker's departure comes as another blow to one of the game's greatest players.
And Messi has taken to Instagram to bid farewell to his attacking partner, before taking another dig at the club's hierarchy.
Suarez said goodbye to the club after six years at the Nou Camp on Thursday, as he broke down in tears in another emotional farewell, with team-mates Messi, Jordi Alba, Gerard Pique, Sergi Roberto and Sergio Busquets watching on.
The Uruguayan kept his counsel for the most part, with president Bartomeu sat beside him, but he condemned lies and leaks that had a negative effect on his final weeks at the club.
He referenced the club's faith in still signing him from Liverpool in the summer of 2014 despite his bite of Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup, which led to a four-month ban from all football activities.
He only got as far as 'I want to thank,' before he had to stop to compose himself.
When asked if he had any regrets over the fallout that has led to him leaving for Atletico Madrid, Suarez gestured in the direction of Bartomeu and said: 'For me or for …'
There have been murmurings that the decision to part ways with Suarez was taken by the board, not Koeman. The former Liverpool star insisted that the club needed a change of direction.
Suarez insisted that his exit hadn't been met with agitation on the part of his friend Messi.
Suarez's exit had been met with a scurry by a number of European clubs to land the striker, with Juventus the front runners and the 33-year-old bound to head for Turin.
But things took an unexpected turn, with Suarez's move to Juventus scuppered by Serie A's stricter rules on players being registered as European.
Atletico Madrid swooped for the star striker, with Diego Simeone a huge fan of Barcelona's forward.
Bartomeu attempted to move the goal posts in a last ditch effort to stop Suarez from joining a rival, attempting to add Atletico to a list of banned clubs, which were thought to include PSG and Manchester City.
However, Atletico managed to get a deal over the line, announcing on Thursday that Suarez had joined the club.
Suarez helped the club win four LaLiga titles, four Copa del Rey crowns and the Champions League in 2015. He scored 195 goals and provided 113 assists in 283 outings for the club.