Marco Verratti is one of the best midfielders in the world but he may not be one of the best photographers if you ask one of his followers on Instagram.
Before Saturday’s match against Angers SCO at the Parc des Princes, the Italy international posted an innocuous photo of him looking very serious and a caption that read, “Let’s go @psg.”
One of Verratti’s followers, who is based in Paris according to his Instagram profile, decided this would be the time where he would let PSG’s midfielder know what he thinks of his Instagram feed:
Marco Verratti's Instagram is wild…
Fan: You always have s*** quality photos, you are one of the best midfielders in the world, how is it possible to have such an ugly Instagram.
Verratti: I play football, I am not a photographer. pic.twitter.com/AfFN9pYJTi
— Get French Football News (@GFFN) October 6, 2019
Apparently, the high-contrast photo shared by the player was not up to the commenter’s standard and he asked: “how is it possible to have such an ugly Instagram?” Verratti typically receives hundreds of comments on his photos so it’s a bit strange he decided to feed the troll here and engage with him. His response though was short and sweet.
“I play football, I am not a photographer,” Verratti commented.
If you scroll through the 26-year-old’s feed, you’ll see mostly photos of him playing for PSG, which means the photos likely come from a professional photographer who is credential to stand around the pitch. They don’t typically hand those to fans with iPhones.
Someone should have a chat with Verratti about his over-use of filters though. If you’re getting a photo from a professional photographer, there’s really no need to slap a Ludwig or Mayfair filter to them. A more carefully curated feed could help him leapfrog Edinson Cavani (6.9 million), Mauro Icardi (5.6 million), and Angel Di Maria (10.6 million) in terms of followers. He still has a way to go if he wants to catch Neymar Jr., who at 126 million followers, has more than five times as many followers as PSG.
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