Manchester United forward, Cristiano Ronaldo, lost three million followers on Instagram during an outage on Monday.
A glitch on the social media platform saw accounts lose significant number of followers.
Ronaldo, who has 493million followers on the platform, saw this drop by three million as the bug hit numbers.
The drop in follower counts remains unclear. Although it is believed that it may have been connected to a bug that caused many accounts to be suspended. However, an app update rolled out for Instagram on iOS may have caused the issue.
Instagram have subsequently claimed that the social media giant had fixed the software bug which prevented users from accessing the platform. But did not clarify on the exact cause of the issues, or why follower counts had dropped so significantly.
The platform’s most followed woman Kylie Jenner saw 1.1million followers lost. While Kim Kardashian lost over 749,000 followers, and Taylor Swift ’s count dropped by 674,000.
Despite diminishing returns with his on-pitch performance – unsurprisingly, as he is now just three months away from celebrating his 38th birthday in a career that has spanned two decades – Ronaldo remains an iconic figure having become one of the world’s best players during his first spell at United and with Real Madrid.
The Portuguese superstar netted a scarcely believable club record 450 goals in 438 first-team appearances for the Spanish giants and has netted over 700 goals at club level and is the only player in the world to have scored more than 100 goals for his international team.