A FORMER footballer claims he was banned from a top nightclub.

That’s because he used to play for Barcelona.


Marc Crosas, 35, retired from the beautiful game in 2017 after 208 games in countries such as France, Scotland and Russia.

But the former midfielder claims his links with Barcelona got him in trouble while trying to enter a well-known establishment in Mexico.

Crosas began his career with the Spanish giants in 2002, rising through the ranks of La Masia before making several appearances in the Copa del Rey and Champions League.

Unfortunately for Crosas, he was shipped off before he got a chance to play in LaLiga with Lionel Messi.

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However, that didn’t stop one bouncer from preventing Crosas entry to a nightclub.

Taking to Twitter, Crosas claims he and a friend tried entering a top venue in Polanco, situated in Mexico's capital – before being denied by a security guard who was not fond of footballers.

And even his pal couldn’t save the situation with a hilarious quip.

Crosas said: “Yesterday they didn’t let me into a well-known club in Polanco ‘because I’m a footballer’.

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“It should also be noted that my companion tried to convince the bouncer by saying ‘that I didn’t even play well in those days’.”

As well as Barcelona, Crosas also enjoyed spells at Lyon, Celtic and Volga before heading to Mexico in 2011 with Santos Laguna.

He now lives permanently in the North American country after becoming a naturalised citizen.

Among Crosas’ trophies include two league title and two league cups.

But he never got to represent Spain at senior level and ended up playing for Catalonia instead.

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