The most popular footballer on Instagram, Cristiano Ronaldo, had a three million-follower dip on Monday when Instagram was down.
As a result of a platform error, accounts lost a large number of followers while the site was down. As a result of the issue, Ronaldo’s impressive 493 million Instagram followers fell by three million. Despite speculation that it may have been related to a bug that resulted in the suspension of millions of accounts, the reason for the decline in follower counts is still unknown. The problem, however, might have been brought on by an iOS app upgrade that was made to Instagram.
Instagram later stated that the major social media company had fixed the software flaw that prohibited users from using the platform, but it made no mention of the precise cause of the problems or the reasons why follower numbers had plummeted so sharply.
Ronaldo appears to have lost the most followers of any celebrity with a three million decline, albeit his number has subsequently apparently increased.
The most popular user on the network, Kylie Jenner, lost 1.1 million followers, Kim Kardashian lost over 749,000, and Taylor Swift’s number of fans fell by 674,000.
Even if Ronaldo’s on-field performance has declined, which is understandable given that he will turn 38 in three months after a career spanning 20 years, he continues to be a legendary figure after becoming one of the finest players in the world during his first stints at United and Real Madrid.