The mounting turmoil between Arturo Vidal and FC Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde spilled over from griping in the locker room to social media when Vidal took to Instagram to voice his displeasure with his spot on the Barca roster.
Our friends over at Barca Blaugranes were right on top of it and provided the translation below the picture of the now-deleted post:
You don’t need to fight with Judases, they end up hanging themselves.
Vidal’s post was seen a direct jab at Valverde. When asked about the message, Valverde declined to address it directly according to GiveMeSport.com:
I do not know what the players put on their social networks, but he has not told me anything. I do not know if he is angry about the game or a domestic incident.
Where Bayern Munich fits into this mess - aside of the obvious connection to Vidal - is that among the people liking Vidal’s post were Barcelona goalkeeper Marc-André ter Stegen (An inside job: German helps drive locker room strife at Barca!!!!!) and allegedly disgruntled Bayern midfielder James Rodriguez.
(cues suspenseful music...literally)
Ominous movie voice over guy: Was James just supporting a friend or was he sending a passive aggressive note to Niko Kovac and the Bayern brass? The fate of mankind could be determined...
Why did James like Arturo Vidal’s post?
This poll is closed
He is just supporting a friend
He is sending a passive aggressive message to Niko Kovac and Bayern Munich
We are obviously having a little fun with such a frivolous topic, but it is always curious when you see prominent names linked to a controversial social media post.