Fans around the world came together on Thursday to express their confusion at receiving updates from an Indian Super League game between Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC.
Social media giants Twitter have decided to send push notification updates to fans throughout this winter's World Cup tournament.
But to the bemusement of many, some fans were sent score updates from Thursday's five-goal thriller between Chennaiyin FC and Odisha FC in the Indian Super League.
It appears a 'glitch' in the system meant Twitter informed users of Abdenasser El Khayati's brace at the Kalinga Stadium.
The ISL fixture was a goal-fest, meaning a handful of mobile notifications for thousands of baffled fans, who expressed their annoyance on Twitter.
One said: "Is anyone else getting Indian Super League football score notifications from Twitter? Wtf is going on," while another commented: "Does anyone know how I can turn that off?"
A third wrote: "Anyone else getting notifications for a random soccer game? Apparently Elon doesn’t know the difference between the World Cup and the Indian Super League."
A fourth said: "How did Elon know that I’m a massive fan of *checks notes* the Indian Super League."
Everyone on Twitter getting notifications for the Indian Super League: pic.twitter.com/5C6pMdDvUN— 𝙇𝙞𝙖𝙢🏴 (@OfficialVizeh) November 24, 2022
In other Twitter-related news, the social media platform has a 50 percent risk of experiencing a major crash during the World Cup, according a recently departed employee, who understands how the company responds to big events.
In fact, the former employee estimated a 90 percent possibility of something going wrong that users would see.
“Between the lack of preparations and the lack of staffing, I think it’s going to be a rough World Cup for Twitter,” he said via The Guardian, before adding they will lucky to recover with "minimal disruption.”
For now, the social media platform has reacted well to the influx of users.
Are you one of the people who received notifications about the Indian Super League game on Thursday?
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Featured Image Credit: Alamy/Indian Super League
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