Rich and famous people are more important than you, example 664,378: the strange case of Andrés Iniesta allegedly stealing the Instagram account of Andrés Iniesta.
Andrés Iniesta is a soccer player for Barcelona. Andrés Iniesta is also the name of an ordinary citizen from Madrid who likes posting pictures of his kids, food and interesting buildings on his Instagram account, @ainiesta.
Getting the account, possessing it for a while and then passing it along to someone who’s in a better position seems entirely in the spirit of how superstar Iniesta operates on the field, but apparently that’s not cool with unimportant civilian Iniesta.
“I consider that my rights (we still have some on the internet) have been violated somehow. I haven’t done anything wrong and have lost not only my pictures, but being able to share important moments with my friends and family,” he wrote, adding that he doesn’t blame the player.
After the switch got some attention, trivial plebian Iniesta wrote an update saying that his account has been restored to him, without any apology or detail from Instagram, and that hero Iniesta’s agents have denied any responsibility. The company then apologized for its “mistake” in a statement to Gizmodo.
Humble Iniesta’s mistake? Not being rich and famous. Legendary Iniesta, meanwhile, can be found at the handle andresiniesta8, and has 5.4 million followers. He also posts pictures of impressive buildings.