[ View the story "Kenya v. Nigeria on Twitter" on Storify] Kenya v. Nigeria on Twitter Treatment of Kenyan football team turns into epic hashtag battle.
The Stream· Thu, Mar 21 2013 14:03:58
Kenyans should start #SomeonetellNigeria due to the way they are treating our stars!Madre
Use of #SomeoneTellNigeria and #SomeoneTellKenya spanned across the globe, reaching China, the United States and Indonesia.
Witnessing an actual international twitter war. Priceless!! #someonetellnigeria v #someonetellkenyaTyrōne Laniståh
@Neeqilata posted the image below to explain the origins of the Twitter fight.
So dis is d cause of the twitFight #someonetellNigeria #SomeoneTellNigerians #SomeoneTellKenyans #someonetellKenya http://<a href="
Below are a few #SomeoneTellNigeria tweets :
#someonetellnigeria we are disappointed by the way they're treating Harambee. Next time they come here, come with your own airport to landMothamaki Wa Sparta
FACT: #SomeoneTellNigeria this weekend alone, we got rugby team in #IRBHongKong, Cross Country team in #Poland and soccer team in #Nigeria.Saddique Shaban
#SomeOneTellNigeria to b a president in Kenya one must attain 50% votes+1vote theirs is just by #Goodluck.DEPUTY TWEETER
A sample of the counter #SomeoneTellKenya tweets below :
#SomeOneTellKenya USA - Hollywood, India - Bollywood, Nigeria - Nollywood, Kenya? Firewood.Amara Nwankpa
#SomeoneTellNigeria We know thy are African Football Stars but we the global champions of tweefing #SomeoneTellKenya the war is on :-)Jeff Ngotho
So Nigerians have started #SomeOneTellKenya to Counter #SomeoneTellNigeria ... You are just LostLetNyakundiTweet
As netizens exchanged jabs, others discussed the premise of the twitter clash.
Non of these tweets amuse me. It boils down to poor football administration in Africa...it's stupid #someonetellKenya #someonetellNigeriaEmeka Enyadike
#SomeoneTellkenya You show how jobless & unproductive you are by tweeting... Nigeria is far much ahead of us.. Let common sense prevailCaroline mutoko
When the tweets heated up, many weighed in on which hashtag was leading the war of words.
#someonetellNigeria vs #someoneTellKenya The Nigerians are winning this, but with quantity not quality.Njenga Omondi
LMFAO #SomeoneTellNigeria http://<a href="
I am watching the #SomeoneTellNigeria & #SomeoneTellKenya #tweef. From a neutral standpoint the Kenyans r landing deadly blows!gaetano kagwa
waiting for someone to broker a ceasefire #SomeoneTellKenya + #SomeoneTellNigeriaRosebell Kagumire