The error message is due to the call not going through the Request facade.
and it should start working.
In the config/app.php file, you can find a list of the class aliases. There, you will see that the base class Request has been aliased to the Illuminate\Support\Facades\Request class. Because of this, to use the Request facade in a namespaced file, you need to specify to use the base class: use Request;.
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