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We've all seen the name of a celebrity 'trending' on social media for seemingly no reason and wondered what in the world was going on.
Everyone has panicked at the sight of David Attenborough in the list of trending topics on Twitter, only to find out it's the great man's birthday.
On Sunday there was an even weird occurrence on Twitter, with Lyon forward Memphis Depay trending, or at least his surname was.
It was all down to a strange bug on the platform that started suspending people's accounts for tweeting the word 'memphis,' specifically without the capital letter.
Funny bug on Twitter today - you cannot Tweet the 1st name of Lyon's attacker Depay without the Tweet being restricted.- Get French Football News (@GFFN) March 14, 2021
When all the tl suddenly want to know depay's first name: pic.twitter.com/jzRUNHokzV- 66 (@ScouseCxfu) March 14, 2021
Depay when he sees his name trending vs after searching his name pic.twitter.com/uGakSzbjqk- :a:️nsu (@AnsuBarca) March 14, 2021
Depay trying to log into his twitter account pic.twitter.com/Cdd7XyRgwY- ͏ ͏͏ ͏ (@nabil__ms) March 14, 2021
No way tweeting the first name of the Dutch lion Depay will get you an instant restriction... But I could tweet the N word and I need to be reported first....- :flag_nl: (@MFKraan) March 14, 2021
Twitter sort yourself out :information_desk_person:♂️ pic.twitter.com/C3DeZZTM6B
Twitter when you tweet Depay's first name pic.twitter.com/gs6KSMLew5- No Help (@parkthebus8989) March 14, 2021
15 new tweets *What's Depay's first name?* pic.twitter.com/EmIZyFWDNI- Mo:flag_lb: (@CurlyHeaddMo) March 14, 2021
What's his first name already ? It's like a city in the US i think. I know that his last name is Depay pic.twitter.com/idAP9yK9so- french shbzz "jeMainAsh" (@FrenchShbzz) March 14, 2021
Football fans, and perhaps the players more so, will find a certain irony that people can be banned for tweeting the word 'Memphis' for no real reason but can seemingly get away with racism.
OVer the past few months there has been a number of incidents of awful messages sent to black players on social media, either on Twitter or Instagram, with little having been done.
Apparently abuse is fine but the first name of a former Manchester United and PSV winger who plays in Ligue 1 isn't okay, what a weird world we live in!
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