Edit 10/31/2009: I'm still having this 'phantom message' popup on the side of my screen. It doesn't seem to want to go away, and I'm starting to get tired of looking at this players name on my screen the entire time I play the game. Are there any tricks to get rid of this?
At least I'm not the only one. Misery loves company I guess, hehe. Hopefully this will raise some awareness to Support. Please fix!