In a surprising turn of events, soccer legend Lionel Messi, along with his Inter Miami teammates, made a decisive choice to relocate from their initial lodging in Los Angeles.

This decision comes in response to an urgent appeal from striking hotel workers who urged them to avoid staying at the property due to alleged incidents of violence against employees.

Amid their preparations for a crucial MLS match against Los Angeles Football Club (LAFC) on Sunday, Messi and his colleagues found themselves at the centre of a labour dispute.

Striking hotel workers, who had been protesting their working conditions and demanding better treatment, petitioned the team to reconsider their accommodation arrangements.

In Need of a Positive Result

Inter Miami, currently in need of a favourable result this weekend as they gear up to face LAFC away from home, faced a moral dilemma. The striking workers’ claims added another layer of complexity to the team’s preparations for the upcoming match.

With both their sporting ambitions and ethical considerations in mind, the team decided to relocate to a different hotel, distancing themselves from the contentious situation.

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Earlier this year, Lionel Messi inked a deal with Inter Miami CF, becoming a part of David Beckham’s club. His contract is set to continue until 2025.