Paris Saint-Germain saw their Instagram follower account plummet after Lionel Messi played his final game for the Ligue 1 team.
Messi played the full 90 minutes as PSG suffered a 3-2 loss to Clermont Foot in their last game of the season and his final appearance for the club. The imminent departure of the Argentina hero appears to have big repercussions for the club’s social media profile, as the French champions have seen their follower count drop by at least 800,000 over the weekend.
Messi’s two years in the French capital have been plagued by issues. What was a dream signing for the PSG fans turned sour and resulted in them regularly jeering and protesting against him and team-mate Neymar. The situation has only worsened further over recent months, with Messi dipping out to make a sponsored trip to Saudi Arabia and being suspended by PSG.