Acclaimed Portuguese novelist Jose Saramago once said, "You know the name you were given, you do not know the name that you have."
In the curious case of an Instagram user that bears the same name as Barcelona’s midfielder Andres Iniesta, the Instagram user knew the account name he was given, but he did not know the account he had. It was taken away and given to the Catalan player.
So, what did the non-Barcelona player Iniesta do? He decided to document and write his complaint on Medium. He titled it: "How Instagram closed my account and gave it to a football celebrity." Talk about going straight to the point.
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You hear that, Instagram? Regular Iniesta does not even like football. Naturally, regular Iniesta was dumbfounded. He could not make sense as to how Instagram could take his account with no notification:
"What pains me is that all of this has happened without any explanation, not even a twitter response from Instagram.
I’m not a celebrity, and I don’t want to be one. I just don’t like things being taken away from me."
I know you also made multiple attempts to reach Instagram to get an explanation, without success. Nothing is more important to us than our community, and there’s no excuse for our failure to be responsive in what I know was a very frustrating experience. For that we also apologize."
Hopefully, Instagram learns a lesson from this peculiar case of identity crisis.