'Give me my blue tick back' – Man City star Riyad Mahrez makes plea to new Twitter owner Elon Musk
RIYAD MAHREZ has hilariously begged new Twitter owner Elon Musk for his blue tick back.
Musk, the CEO of Tesla and SpaceX, bought the social media platform in a deal worth a staggering £34.5billion in cash just last month.
And Manchester City ace Mahrez has hilariously already tweeted Musk to ask him for help get his 'blue tick' back.
Mahrez wrote, "Bro @elonmusk give me my blue tick back" before adding three cry-laughing emojis.
The blue tick provides a way for Twitter users to know if an account of public interest is, in fact, authentic.
Mahrez, who has 3.3million followers on the platform, does now have his verified badge back.
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However, fans were quick to point out Musk was unlikely to have anything to do with it.
One Twitter user joked: "People are asking Elon things like he is sitting at the Twitter office in one of the cubicle fulfilling customer care service."
Others were simply curious to know why Mahrez lost his blue tick in the first place.
Verified accounts can lose their blue tick if they break Twitter's rules regarding things such as hate speech or spam.
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Mahrez has been a key contributor as Man City aim to hold off the charge of Liverpool to retain their Premier League crown.
The Algerian, 31, has scored 11 goals in the league this term – all with his wand of a left foot – while laying on a further five assists.
And Mahrez will hope he can help City join Liverpool in the Champions League final in Paris later this month.
Pep Guardiola's side face Real Madrid in the second leg of their semi-final tie at the Bernabeu having edged a seven-goal thriller 4-3 last week.
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