How social media delayed Lampard’s announcement
Chelsea have reportedly decided to delay the announcement of Frank Lampard being appointed as their new manager, after both Facebook and Instagram ran into problems.
Lampard is set to take over from Maurizio Sarri, after the Italian left Chelsea last month.
Despite winning the Europa League with the Blues, Sarri left for Juventus and a return to Serie A.
That left Chelsea looking for a new boss, and Frank Lampard quickly became the frontrunner.
Fast forward to the present, and Lampard should soon be confirmed as Chelsea’s next manager.
While Sky reported this week that Chelsea were aiming for an announcement before Thursday, though, a Wednesday reveal has been delayed by social media outages.
Chelsea fans have to wait a bit longer
Both Facebook and Instagram have suffered outages throughout Wednesday.
The social media platforms struggled to load any form of video and image content.
This has caused mass hysteria on Twitter, where Facebook and Instagram’s problems have become viral hashtags.
As a result of these outages, Chelsea have actually had to delay their announcement of Lampard, according to a report by the Mirror.
They claim that ‘the Blues were forced to delay the official confirmation after popular social media websites Facebook and Instagram crashed on Wednesday afternoon.’
Their report continues by explaining that ‘the Blues have 17.4million followers on Instagram and a whopping 48million fans on Facebook, and it is understood they held off on the announcement until the bugs are fixed.’
There is currently no indication as to when both Facebook and Instagram will be fixed, but one would imagine that a Lampard announcement is now more likely on Thursday.