Apr 22, 2013, 1:28 PM EDT
Twitter had one those moments around mid-day Monday as world soccer watchers began falling over one another. Reason: our social media world circulated the giddy word of corruption charges finally bringing down highly controversial FIFA president Sepp Blatter, who was apparently resigning.
Only, none of it was true.
While hacking is certainly bad and sometimes closer to evil (“Bad hackers! Bad!”), this has got to be one of Twitter’s best worst moments, if that makes any sense. Blatter’s Twitter feed and some of FIFA’s official feeds were victims today.
But seriously, who doesn’t mind having a laugh at Blatter’s expense?
Only a very small set of elites still support Blatter. Charges of financial shenanigans follow the guy and his fellow FIFA suits like loud, clanging cans attached to the bumpers of their pricey autos.
Blatter, 77, remains in charge. He may even run again, in fact. As for you naughty Twitter hackers … take a bow. We will now resume to holding you in righteous scorn.
Screen shots of the Twitter
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