FIFA World Cup

Twitter Abuses Wrong Marcelo After Own Goal for Brazil in World Cup Opener

SAO PAULO, BRAZIL - JUNE 12:  Marcelo of Brazil reacts in the first half during the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil Group A match between Brazil and Croatia at Arena de Sao Paulo on June 12, 2014 in Sao Paulo, Brazil.  (Photo by Adam Pretty/Getty Images)
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Mark PattersonUK Staff WriterJune 12, 2014

Marcelo's own goal early in the World Cup opener was a disaster for the host nation as their campaign began, and Twitter being Twitter, someone had to be abused for it.

Unfortunately for @Marcello, whose name is similar but definitely different, that person was him:

To all those hurling abuse at me for scoring an own goal, please re-direct your anger to @12MarceloV. Thank you

— Marcello (@Marcello) June 12, 2014

Alternatively, Twitter users could just maybe not abuse anyone? But that would be too easy.

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