When Twitter Bites Back

Jonathan Orozco is a good, young goalkeeper. The Monterrey net-minder has proven himself as the starting goalie for both of Monterrey’s titles over the last year. But as good as he is on the pitch, he hasn’t quite mastered the social media phenomena.

The young keeper is on the twitter, and has over 15,000 followers but I guess he didn’t realize that the 4th estate can follow him as well. Before a press conference he tweeted:

“Uuuuh, son bien poquitos ahora, que bueno, asi no preguntan tantas estupideces…”

“There are very few (reporters here). That’s good, that way they won’t ask anything stupid.”

“En la sala de prensa! Esperando a estos imbeciles. Saludos.”

“In the press room! Waiting for these imbeciles.”

Naturally, the first question he got was about his most recent tweets.

As he was backtracking, he was sure that the idiots in front of him did not know the meaning of imbecile, so he asked them to look it up and report back.

Of course, the Monterrey front office saw things differently, and it didn’t take long for Orozco to offer a back-handed apology:

“I didn’t intend to offend anyone, but I understand that some of you were offended. It wasn’t directed toward any of you, but I do hold a grudge against your TV station.”

Wow.

It was an unnecessary distraction for Monterrey in a disastrous build-up to the season. They did not play any warm-up games in their short off-season, and their key player, Humberto Suazo, reported late to training. It was no surprise then, that they dropped the first game of the season; a 2-0 home loss to San Luis.

Orozco tweeted that he did what he could, but it wasn’t enough. Especially on the 2nd goal.

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