Brazil beat Croatia 3-1 in the opening game of the World Cup, but there was still some moments of angst for the home nation.  Croatia struck first thanks to an own goal from Marcelo.  The Real Madrid fullback put a cross into his own net and Brazilian fans were understandably irate, if just for a moment.

However, as tends to be the case when that anger spills onto Twitter, those Brazilian fans got the wrong guy.

Instead of tweeting Marcelo, the Brazilian fullback, angry fans sent tweets to Marcello with an extra “l.”  Marcello happens to be a European male model.  Here’s a sampling:

https://twitter.com/Koqology/status/477187284140556290

https://twitter.com/secret12345/status/477187653625208832

And this is my absolute favorite…

YOU IDIOT MARCELO!  OUT THERE ON THE PITCH CHECKING YOUR SMARTPHONE INSTEAD OF DEFENDING WITH PROPER CONCENTRATION!!

This barrage produced another one of the great tweets in the history of Twitter with Marcello trying to steer fans in the direction of the Brazilian soccer star.

It’d be one thing to tell fans they had the wrong guy, it’s another to actually give them the handle of the one they are after with flaming pitchforks.  At least the model came to his senses and tried to call for some kind of sanity.

And to think this is only Day 1 of the World Cup.  Just imagine what will happen when people start tweeting angry things to Fred Willard thinking he’s a Brazilian striker.

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