It’s being reported that Paris St. Germain footballer Lionel Messi has bought a luxury hotel and then promptly fired the staff working there. Messi’s MIM Hotels Group has bought the Hotel Marítimo de Sotogrande on the marina in San Roque – the sixth propery acquired by the group.
Sotogrande is a high-end holiday destination and, given that the Argentine is well-known for his business acumen, is perhaps not a surprising purchase. However, what has happened next has been somewhat more newsworth; all the staff – 40 in total and some of which had worked there for decades – are said to have been fired.
In a statement to the media, the mayor of San Roque (Cádiz), Juan Carlos Ruiz-Boix,
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