Paris Saint-Germain Loses Over 1.5 Million Instagram Followers Following Lionel Messi’s Departure Announcement
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has experienced a significant decline in their Instagram following, with over 1.5 million followers leaving the club’s account after the announcement of Lionel Messi’s departure this summer.
The news of Messi’s exit from PSG was revealed prior to the team’s 3-2 defeat against Clermont Foot on Saturday night. Despite the loss, PSG managed to secure back-to-back Ligue 1 titles. However, the departure of the former Barcelona forward was met with boos from the fans both during the match and the subsequent title celebrations. As of now, Messi’s next destination remains unknown.
While the full impact on PSG’s sporting performance remains to be seen, the club has already felt the effects of Messi’s departure on their social media channels. Specifically, their Instagram account has witnessed a substantial drop in followers. Prior to the announcement, PSG boasted a following of 70.4 million on Instagram. However, following the news, the club’s followers decreased to 68.9 million, indicating a loss of more than 1.5 million followers. On Twitter, the club also experienced a slight decrease in followers, although the impact was not as pronounced as on Instagram.
The loss of such a high-profile player like Lionel Messi can have a significant impact on a club’s popularity and online engagement. PSG will now face the challenge of maintaining and rebuilding their social media presence as they move forward without one of the most iconic players in football history.