Lionel Messi was officially unveiled as a Paris Saint-Germain player and with his announcement, came 250 000 'Messi 30' kits, but after only 30 minutes of going live, all the shirts were reportedly sold out. Take a look!
Scroll through the gallery above to see the long lines of people waiting to buy Messi's shirts
What’s the story?
Earlier this week, Messi completed his shock move from Barcelona to the Qatar-funded club and since moving, the club has gained 10 million more Instagram followers. This is a testament to how big the Argentine is and the massive following he has around the world.
According to the Sun, on Wednesday, the 34-year-old's shirt went on sale on the club’s official website and in no less than 30 minutes, his new jersey sold out.
The Ligue 1 supporters and Messi fans found themselves in the longest of lines, queuing for hours, as those who could not buy the shirt online resorted to PSG’s stores.
One news publication, Reuters, took videos of these lines and estimated that there were thousands of people in the lines.
How social media reacted?
This news left the world shocked with many proclaiming that it has to be a “world record” and statements such as “How big can a player be!” being uttered on social media.
One person on Twitter said, “Surely Messi has to be the greatest and most followed footballer ever,” while many Barcelona fans were responding to the news with sad emojis.
To see the long lines of people waiting to buy Messi's shirts, scroll through the gallery above
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