Real Madrid Fan Pages On Facebook Are Changing Their Name To Support Juventus
Well that didn't take long. Just weeks after Cristiano Ronaldo completed a deal to sign for Juventus, fan pages that were previously 'dedicated' to supporting Real Madrid have changed alliances.
It shouldn't surprise us, though. Ronaldo is a global icon, he is the most followed athlete across a number of social platforms. I mean, approximately 520,000 Juventus shirts were sold either online or in-store in just 24 hours of his transfer being announced.
The man is a role model to millions around the world and clearly his appeal outgrows even one of the biggest football clubs in the world, judging by this following screengrab from Facebook.
"The plastics have started their journey towards Turin." said one Twitter user.
The plastics have started their journey towards Turin. :joy:#RealMadrid #RMCF #HalaMadrid #LosBlancos #CristianoRonaldo #CR7 #Juventus #Juve #ForzaJuve #CristianoRonaldoAllaJuve #LaLiga #SerieA pic.twitter.com/n1mPHQ2fL0- Football Fan Base (@Official_TFFB) July 24, 2018
Facebook fan pages for Real Madrid are changing their names to Juventus after the Cristiano Ronaldo transfer. pic.twitter.com/kylXtH29Uw- Football Tweet (@Football__Tweet) July 24, 2018
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On the whole, Juventus' social media growth has been through the roof on their channels ever since they confirmed the arrival of Ronaldo, with Twitter, Instagram and Facebook numbers increasing dramatically.
They might have forked out a whopping £99.3 million for a 33-year old Cristiano Ronaldo but they are already seeing some of the benefits his innate global appeal and marketability brings.
As mentioned earlier, Yahoo Sport in Italy said that in just 24 hours of Ronaldo being announced as a Juventus player and CR7 shirts hitting stores, an incredible 520,000 shirts were sold either online or in-store.
Incredible. And it looks like Juventus' global fan base will only grow in the coming months as CR7 settles into life in Italy.
Expect to see a few more 'Real Madrid fan pages' change their name.