Tuesday 02 June 2020

On your bike: Messi’s Dutch scooter court case is postponed

A still from the promotional video

Next Monday’s court case in Barcelona brought by a Dutch toy company against Argentine footballer Lionel Messi has been postponed.

A spokesman for the footballer has told the court that Messi is unable to attend the hearing because of prior commitments and judges have now delayed the case until a later date.

Messi’s club Barcelona has a Champions League match the day after the court case had been due to be held.

Heerhugowaard company Easy2Company went public with the court case earlier this week, saying it had signed a deal with Messi in 2014 to promote the scooter, but claiming the star player had failed to honour his side of the bargain.

The scooter, was a big seller in the Netherlands at the time – the company says one in three Dutch households had one – and Messi was supposed to promote the toy to the rest of the world via his website Messi.com. This, the company claims, never happened.

Thank you for donating to DutchNews.nl

The DutchNews.nl team would like to thank all the generous readers who have made a donation in recent weeks. Your financial support has helped us to expand our coverage of the coronavirus crisis into the evenings and weekends and make sure you are kept up to date with the latest developments.

DutchNews.nl has been free for 14 years, but without the financial backing of our readers, we would not be able to provide you with fair and accurate news and features about all things Dutch. Your contributions make this possible.

If you have not yet made a donation, but would like to, you can do so via Ideal, credit card or Paypal.