Algerian star has apparently been removed from Twitter’s list of verified users after failing to verify his email address.
In a hilarious post, Mahrez asked potential new Twitter owner Elon Musk to return the blue badge that shows verification.
The 31-year-old has emerged as a key transfer target for Italian giants AC Milan, who have put him at the top of their transfer wish list.
Riyad Mahrez, a Manchester City forward, has asked Twitter to return his blue badge.
Mahrez took to Twitter to announce that they had removed the sign in front of his name indicating that his account was verified.
The Algerian captain tagged new Twitter owner and billionaire Elon Musk, requesting that he return the prized sign. In a separate tweet, Mahrez promised to verify his email address as part of Twitter’s new rules.
One Twitter user, @chief hustler2, mocked Elon Musk by calling him a Manchester United fan.
@Theodoregrande1 questioned whether this was the real Mahrez account, and a couple of users pointed out that the account had 3.2 million followers, which would be difficult for an impersonator to have.
A few other users mentioned that they rushed to look up the former Leicester City winger’s bio. @tee with sugar remembered how Mahrez missed the infamous penalty against Liverpool at Anfield three seasons ago.
Manchester City is considering selling Riyad Mahrez. At the same time, Manchester United Evening News understands that Manchester City will be open to offers for Riyad Mahrez. AC Milan are said to be interested in the left-footed attacker.
The Italian giants have new owners from Bahrain who are willing to spend big money to bring in big names during the summer transfer window.
The Rossoneri are guaranteed to play in the Champions League next season and are now vying for their first Serie A title in over a decade. The new owners have also set their sights on Liverpool’s Divock Origi.
Mahrez infuriates Guardiola Sports Brief previously reported that City manager Pep Guardiola was enraged after Mahrez squandered a golden opportunity to put his team ahead in the first leg of the Champions League semifinal. The Algerian winger had a chance to put City up 3-0 after a Kevin De Bruyne header and Gabriel Jesus strike had given the English side a strong start against Los Blancos.
He, on the other hand, was unable to convert, earning the wrath of his boss. City will travel to Madrid for the second leg of the tie, which is currently tied at 4-3 in favor of the English champions.