The president of Spanish airline Vueling, has revealed the reasons why planes are banned from flying over the house of Barcelona star Lionel Messi.
When Vueling casually mentioned during an interview that aeroplanes are not allowed to fly over the house of Barcelona star Leo Messi, it naturally sparked a social media debate as to the reason why, and whether it was a case of extreme entitlement on the part of the Argentina captain.
The comments generated a lot of negative reaction against the airline and the airline was forced to issue an apology to the footballer and anyone that might have been hurt by their president’s remarks.
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According to Sources, Barcelona’s airport is under environmental restrictions, and planes entering from El Prat into the Barcelona stadium have to take a different turn around route to protect endangered fauna and flora species.
‘As might have been expected, the answer was rather more straightforward than Messi instructing them not to interrupt his siesta.’
‘ The Barcelona captain lives in the municipality of Gavà, about 25km outside of Barcelona and inside the Parque Natural del Garraf, an area protected under Spanish environmental legislation and that contains endangered flora and fauna.’
‘Therefore, planes arriving at and leaving El Prat have to make a small detour out into the Mediterranean to by pass the area, which also answers that question for anybody has flown to Barcelona