Patrice Bernier is taking time off for a couple days to think about his future with the Montreal Impact, or the game itself?. Playing for so little in 2015 with Frank Klopas, the frustration around Bernier's entourage has taken its toll when his wife (Mélisa Baril) posts the following on Facebook, a few hours before the midweek 1-1 tie against the New York Red Bulls.
If you don’t start tonight, Patrice Bernier, it’s quite simply ridiculous, unacceptable, disrespectful, but most of all vicious from the part of the coach. It’s time for you to shake things up and move elsewhere, where you will be appreciated and treated with justice! As for your club, as the situation has not changed since the start of the season, it’s that they’re washing their hands, they’re not taking responsibility and they’re showing you a lack of respect and loyalty! They don’t deserve you but you deserve a lot better.
After the 1-1 tie against NYRB, Frank Klopas brushed off a question about the facebook post during the post-game press conference. Less than 24 hours later, Bernier takes time off from the team and will not be in the 18-man roster against D.C. United.
Is this the end for Bernier's tenure as a Bleu-Blanc-Noir? A needed break to recharge the batteries ? A premature end to his professional career?
So much speculation around the Montreal-native future who is obviously struggling to find a place in his hometown club.