Marcelo (right) scored an own goal in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 © Getty Images
Marcelo (right) scored an own goal in the opening match of the FIFA World Cup 2014 © Getty Images

 

Jun 13, 2014

 

Brazil full-back Marcelo‘s own goal during Brazil’s match against Croatia in the FIFA World Cup 2014 opener on June 12 drew the ire of fanatic fans on social media sharing site Twitter. Marcelo inadvertently scored the first goal of the FIFA World Cup 2014 for Croatia against home side Brazil in Sao Paulo.

 

Angry fans took to Twitter to went their abuse at what they thought was his account. But instead of hurling abuses at the Brazil defender, which in any case is seen as extreme reaction, the fans unknowingly targeted a Twitter namesake.

 

Marcelo, the footballer’s twitter account name is @12MarceloV. While the account of the one who suffered the abuse is @Marcello. He later tweeted saying that fans should re-direct their anger at the real Marcelo.

 

 

 

The match, however, ended in Brazil’s favour as they won 3-1. Forward Neymar scored the equaliser in the first-half itself. In the second-half, Neymar gave Brazil the lead with a penalty. Oscar then sealed the win with a late third goal.

 

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