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PSG Instagram Followers Drops Above 1m After Messi’s Final Game

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PSG Instagram Followers Drops Above 1m After Messi's Final Game

Paris Saint-Germain’s Instagram following has dropped by more than one million after Lionel Messi’s final game for the club on Saturday.

The French champions confirmed their final league game of the season would be Messi’s last for the club on Saturday, with a statement claiming they were ‘proud to have had the greatest footballer of all time’.

Despite an impressive season in Paris that has seen him score 21 goals across all competitions, Messi’s final game at the Parc des Princes ended in a shock defeat to mid-table Clermont.

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Supporters booed their star forward after the game, which ended two years that have failed to see them won over by a man who could not bring a Champions League title.

As Pete Jenson has written, Messi’s role in Argentina’s World Cup victory over France and his unauthorised trip to Saudi Arabia earlier this year are unlikely to have helped his cause.

Whether it was due to the disrespect shown to a beloved star or the confirmation he would be leaving remains unclear, but PSG’s Instagram following took a big hit after the Clermont game.

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It dropped from 69.9 million to 69.1m, indicative of the influence such a player has on global fandom.

PSG Instagram Followers Drops Above 1m After Messi's Final Game

Messi leaves France after two league titles and 32 goals, and will at least be missed by his former teammate Neymar.

The Brazil forward said on Social Media: ‘Brother… it didn’t turn out as we thought but we tried everything. It was a pleasure to share two more years with you.

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Hammed Tajudeen is a graduate of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree with Higher National Diploma (HND) in Mass Communication

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