World-class Argentinian football player Diego Maradona died overnight aged 60, sending both his country and fans worldwide into mourning today as they remember the legacy of one of the sport’s greatest stars.
In an unexpected twist though, it also sent thousands into mourning for Madonna which caused the iconic pop artiste to trend on Twitter – just ’cause their names are slightly similar. Several fans mistook Maradona’s name as Madonna and went ahead to pay tributes to the singer.
RIP Madonna, you’ll be forever in our hearts. Legend. pic.twitter.com/EnMrIUZhRs
— little icah (@poemtoahoe) November 25, 2020
Considering Twitter was flooded with tribute messages for both the legends, the rumour around Madonna’s death began to spread far and wide outside of the bird-app. Luckily, there was also an avalanche of tweets pointing out it was the sports star who had passed away and not the singer.
While some users recognised the confusion and became openly frustrated with the viral mess-up, others simply used the opportunity to troll.
Take a look at all the confusion that happened this morning:
I THOUGHT MADONNA HAD D WORDED pic.twitter.com/fmxDhWQ5Or
— fran is the #1 gio (gsalcure) stan (@moulinrougememe) November 25, 2020
IMAGINE MARADONNA DIES AND PEOPLE THINK MADONNA IS DEAD INSTEAD I HATE IT HERE pic.twitter.com/M38bb2a0d6
— Vic(tory) ✧彡 (@ebgelord) November 25, 2020
Me before I realised it was Maradona and not Madonna: pic.twitter.com/FDyRqZfPMC
— lⓋkey star (@luxxybee) November 25, 2020
🚨MADONNA DID NOT DIE, the former Argentine footballer Diego Armando #Maradona died, he suffered a cardiorespiratory arrest from which he could not be resuscitated despite the medical attention received, reported his agent Matías Morla. #KPM 🐆 pic.twitter.com/auAhwLVlpl
— Katy Perry Media (@katyperrymedia_) November 25, 2020
Madonna opening twitter this morning pic.twitter.com/0ADgCUfCFx
— hava nagila (#GangBang Remix) (@shantytyrelle) November 25, 2020
all these jokes about Madonna’s death and the confusion with Maradona’s name proves once again that the Internet is an evil place. pic.twitter.com/JUK3aWtj38
— Natalie 🇷🇺 (@ariesmars91) November 25, 2020
Not gonna lie, for the first 30 seconds of my morning I was frantic about Madonna.
— Kirsty Webeck (@KirstyWebeck) November 25, 2020
I never knew that Madonna’s first name was Diego…anyways RIP 😔 pic.twitter.com/FECuQ5RRFp
— Tom 🐺 (@SoyShakiFan00) November 25, 2020
RIP Madonna, Queen of futbol. 😭🏀🥇 pic.twitter.com/dF5U6YekBX
— Locomotion Nightwing 🦇 (@locomotioon) November 25, 2020