Barcelona captain Lionel Messi is keen to communicate with his fans and followers through his account on the social networking site "Instagram", more than any other platform.

The flea's account is the eighth most followed account on "Instagram", as its followers reach about 167 million people, to follow the pictures and messages that the Barca leader publishes from time to time.

Messi is only surpassed in the world of football by his Portuguese rival, Cristiano Ronaldo, the Italian Juventus star, who has 240 million followers, which placed him in the first place among all the most followed personalities around the world, and second in general after the account of "Instagram" itself, which includes 370 million .

Despite this amount of followers of the historical goal scorer account for Barca, Messi is not keen to follow many, contenting himself with only 232 accounts, including some of his colleagues in the Catalan team, and a number of friends and people close to him, along with some coaches and officials.

There are surprising names for some of those who follow the Argentine legend, including his former colleagues in Barcelona, ​​such as the Turkish Arda Turan, the Cameroonian Alex Song, the Colombian duo Yerry Mina and Jason Morello, although they did not present a distinguished career with the Blaugrana.

The black list

According to the Spanish site "Diario", the most amazing thing in the list of accounts that Messi follows, is that it does not contain prominent names from his colleagues, especially the French striker Antoine Griezmann.

And this behavior by Messi may confirm what is rumored in the newspapers about the tension of the couple's relationship and their lack of proximity to each other in the Barca dressing room, since Griezmann joined the team in the summer of 2019.

In addition, the young Spanish striker Ansu Fati, who is considered by some to be Messi's future successor, is not followed by the Catalan captain either.

This comes after Fati decided to leave his former agent Rodrigo Messi, the brother of the Argentine star, to sign with the famous Portuguese agent, Jorge Mendes, who represents a number of football stars in Europe, headed by Cristiano Ronaldo.

Messi also did not forget the abuse directed by his current colleague, Junior Firpo, before he came to Barcelona via "Twitter", which led him to ignore his follow-up on "Instagram" and put him on the blacklist of undesirable people in his account.

There are also other Barcelona players that Messi has not yet followed up on, including Dutchman Frenkie de Jong and Denmark's Martin Braithwaite, as well as newcomers; Portuguese Francisco Trincão and Bosnian Miralem Pjanic.

There is only one player from Real Madrid who enjoys Messi's attention, and that is the Belgian goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois, as he is one of the few who enjoys a follow-up of the flea for their accounts, despite their not coinciding with one team before, as well as their permanent meeting as competitors on the field.