The majority of angry Twitter users watching the 2014 World Cup on Thursday afternoon probably shouldn’t have “attention to detail” listed on their resumes.
Brazil got off to a rough start in its opening game against Croatia as Marcelo knocked in an own goal early on in the game. The mistake gave Croatia a one-goal lead over the heavily favored Brazil, and it also gave the Internet some ammunition as the masses wasted no time unleashing on the defender on Twitter — or so they thought.
While Marcelo’s Twitter mentions were mostly spared, Marcello — a European model who spells his name with two l’s — received the brunt of the harsh, obscene and nasty comments. The model wasn’t amused by the hate being hurled at him, so he sent out a plea to divert the anger to who it was initially intended for.
[tweet https://twitter.com/Marcello/statuses/477184074172612608 align=’center’]
While it certainly isn’t his fault that Twitter has trouble with spelling, Marcello also had a request for his similar namesake that would benefit the both of them.
[tweet https://twitter.com/Marcello/statuses/477195055581900800 align=’center’]
Marcelo didn’t deliver on that favor, but it didn’t matter as Brazil went on to win 3-1.
Thumbnail photo via Twitter/@br_uk