Web Only
March 21, 2013

Kenya v. Nigeria on Twitter

Treatment of Kenyan football team turns into epic hashtag battle.

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.