Paris Saint-Germain winger Angel Di Maria landed himself in some hot water with Real Madrid fans following his Instagram activity after the 3-0 Barcelona triumph over Los Blancos on Saturday.
The Argentinian spent four triumphant years at the Bernabeu between 2010 and 2014 - developing into a world class player, and becoming one of the hottest talents out there. Since then, Di Maria has fallen into the shadows a little following a difficult stint at Manchester United.
The 29-year-old is stuck in a bit of a rut at the moment, with PSG teammates Kylian Mbappe, Edinson Cavani and Neymar stealing all the headlines in Paris. However, following some controversial moves on Instagram over the weekend, Di Maria has managed to make himself relevant to Madrid fans once again.
As seen below, he was caught 'liking' photos that celebrated Barcelona's El Clasico victory on Saturday; this includes celebrations on the pitch, and dressing room photos after the game. Not the best way to endear himself to his former fans:
Now, the player's excuse will be that his relationship with Lionel Messi allows him to like such photos without causing damage between himself and fans in the Spanish capital.
The Argnetina teammates are famously close, and Di Maria happened to be the only Real Madrid (or former Real Madrid) player to be invited to the Barcelona legend's wedding over the summer.
However, that hasn't stopped fans from taking a swipe at the winger:
we don't care for a player where left our team because he think he was the best ever. Then he failed at United— 《《• George •》》 (@giorgosreal1) December 24, 2017
What a mercenary this great player's become... ☹️— Csaba Zsuk (@ZsukCsaba) December 24, 2017
He's dead to us anyway— Astro Jack 🌵 (@_Dxnielson_) December 24, 2017
Money can buy a player loyalty, I guess. Doesn’t matter this dude ain’t that good anymore. Barca should focus on Griezmann and Coutinho instead.— 🇵🇹†🇦🇴†🇨🇻 💜 (@Drika_Lusitania) December 24, 2017
If Di Maria's trying to drop hints to the Catalan outfit, it probably won't work. Struggling to hit the spotlight in Ligue 1 is unlikely to earn someone a move to Barcelona.