Football: PSG loses more than 2 million followers on Instagram after Messi's departure
The number of followers on the Instagram account of Paris Saint-Germain has fallen since the announcement of the departure of Lionel Messi while that of Inter Miami, where the Argentine signed, has recorded an increase of more than 3 million followers.
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PSG has lost more than two million followers over the last seven days while Inter Miami, where the seven-time Ballon d'Or winner will sign, has gained 3.7 million over the same period, according to figures from insTrack, an audience measurement tool on Instagram. The Parisian club now has 67.8 million, while it had 69.9 million before the last Ligue 1 match against Clermont (3-2) and the last appearance in France of the Argentine, 35 years old, and 469 million followers on Instagram. PSG can still count on its two stars, Kylian Mbappé (104 million subscribers) and Neymar (209 million).
« I wasn't happy"
It's the opposite phenomenon for the MLS club, Inter Miami, which went from one million subscribers on Tuesday to 4.8 million on Thursday. By committing to Inter Miami, Lionel Messi closed Wednesday the saddest chapter of his immense career, two years spent at PSG during which the seven-time Ballon d'Or was "not happy", shining sometimes, but especially experiencing a growing disenchantment with the public of the Parc des Princes.
It was two years when I wasn't happy. I didn't like it. And it affected my family life, I missed a lot of my children's lives at school. In Barcelona, I went to look for them, here (in Paris, editor's note) I did it much less, I shared fewer activities with them," he said in an interview with Spanish newspapers Diario Sport and Mundo Deportivo.
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