Some Nigerians have taken to social media to mock DStv following Lionel Messi’s move to PSG after Barcelona were unable to tie the 34-year-old to a new contract.
Messi signed a two-year deal after arriving in Paris on Tuesday with his family.
The Argentine’s move to PSG is sure to spur interest in Ligue 1. This has prompted some football lovers on Twitter to mock DStv which does not have broadcast rights to the French league.
According to them, the local competitor StarTimes which broadcasts Ligue 1 games in Nigeria will benefit from the development.
See comments generated from Twitter below:
@JJ Omojuwa wrote, “I picture DSTV asking La Liga to return their money. They don’t want to do again. Them go like buy Ligue Un rights.”
@Alfredotaginci wrote, “DSTV fetching Ligue 1 broadcasting rights after hearing Lionel Messi to PSG is confirmed.”
Another Twitter user @ Sir_baram wrote, “So we will get to watch Messi on Startimes. Who wants to swap Startimes for my DSTV.”
@First doctor tweeted, “DStv will lose many subscribers if they fail to show League 1. Startimes will smile. The Messi factor.”
@Ivpakol wrote, “So the DSTV guys have started making friendship with us the startimes so called poor ones coz their so called “rich” TV doesn’t have ligue 1.”
On his part, @ Mr_ceyram tweeted, “DSTV, now is the time to announce Ligue 1 taking over the super sports channel dedicated to La Liga.”