Di Maria’s Facebook page removed following transfer rumours

24 November 2015, 16:11

The social media world was ablaze briefly after Angel Di Maria’s verified Facebook page seemed to hint that former Real Madrid colleague Cristiano Ronaldo was on his way to Di Maria’s current club Paris Saint-Germain.

Jorgelina Cardoso – Di Maria’s wife – took to Instagram to inform the world that her husband has no official Facebook or Twitter presence, despite the Facebook page carrying the tick of verification (and the bio stating that it is indeed the player’s official page).

Screenshot of Angel Di Maria Facebook page

Screenshot taken from the Independent website

Shortly after Cardoso’s message PSG themselves released this short statement:

Paris Saint-Germain midfielder Angel Di Maria has confirmed that he has no presence on any social media outlet.

Any social media account in his name or looking to pass itslf[sic] off as him are therefore false.

As a consequence, declarations that were recently taken up by the Spanish press, were in no way communicated by the Argentine international.

Di Maria’s page has since been removed from Facebook, who will no doubt have to explain why they’ve verified an account if it doesn’t belong to the player himself.

More from News

Sign up for curated sports digital marketing news direct to your inbox.

Latest posts

The State of Football Social Media 2021

The State of Football Social Media 2021

The State of Football Social Media survey is back for 2021. The purpose of the survey is to find out more about teams' plans social media in 2021, as well as their priorities when it comes to marketing. You can find a link to the survey below. It's all anonymous, and...

How FC Midtjylland transformed their social strategy

How FC Midtjylland transformed their social strategy

The digital landscape of Danish football has been rather stale for some years. Many clubs have been reluctant to focus on developing this side of their organisation, which has caused them to fall behind, become understaffed, and lacking an understanding of the...