Hugo Ekitike creates PSG drama with a coincidental Instagram bio change
Paris Saint-Germain might have won their first game in three attempts after defeating Nice 2-0 on the road, but that didn't bring the all dramas engulfing PSG to an end. Enter Hugo Ekitike's Instagram account, aka "Sub 44 Gate."
After PSG's trip to Nice saw Christophe Galtier and his men defeat their hosts and grab an even stronger hold of the first position of Ligue 1 (six-point distance from second-place Lens), Ekitike seemed to understand so well his role for the Parisian club that he made everybody aware of it in his social networks.
The French youngster, playing on loan at PSG but already on the chopping block for next summer, wrote "sub 44" in his biography, a blatantly clear reference to "substitute 44" which is pretty much his role in the team and his jersey number.
The 20-year-old, who is a young man of these times, should be more aware of the impact his actions would eventually have on all corners of the internet even remotely linked to PSG. It took fans no time to realize what had happened.
Too much coincidence? PSG substitute Hugo Ekitike, number 44, thinks so.
Of course, it took Ekitike no time at all to excuse himself, although at least he didn't say he had been hacked, the most-used excuse by his contemporaries when it comes to this type of matter.
Ekitike thought the best solution to defuse the situation was to say that the change of his IG bio "is nothing personal" against PSG and that it was just in reference to "an upcoming personal project" that seemingly goes by the name of "subtitle 4.4."
As is our wont, we will most definitely keep an eye on this "upcoming project" getting put together by (or at least involving) Hugo Ekitike as he seems to be very much into it and truly not bitching about his minimal role as a member of the senior squad of PSG.
No conspiracies nor second-guessing here, right? Right?