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March 21, 2013

Kenya v. Nigeria on Twitter

Treatment of Kenyan football team turns into epic hashtag battle.
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Kenya's John Njoroge is tackled by Nigerian Obafemi Martins during the 2010 Soccer World Cup qualification match at Moi International Stadium in Nairobi, Kenya (November 14, 2009). EPA/STAFFORD ONDEGO

Kenya and Nigeria battled on Twitter Thursday, as #SomeoneTellKenya and #SomeoneTellNigeria trended worldwide. The online clash erupted when news broke of the poor accommodations provided to the Harambee Stars, Kenya's national football team, during a visit to Nigeria for a World Cup qualifier match.

Below is one of the earliest tweets believed to have led the online feud.

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