US Senator Bob Menendez tweets a good luck message to Gregg Berhalter’s team AFTER losing the World Cup Round of 16 game to the Netherlands, and fans say the social media manager got it mixed up morning and night!
US Senator Bob Menendez’s Twitter account was very late for the United States’ World Cup round of 16 clash against the Netherlands on Saturday, sending a good luck post more than 11 hours after kick-off.
Gregg Berhalter’s team was defeated 3-1 by the Netherlands in the knockout stages of the tournament in Qatar, with play starting at 10 am ET.
Goals from Memphis Depay, Daley Blind and Denzel Dumfries sent the United States home heartbroken at noon.
But the result did not appear to leak to those who ran Menendez’s Twitter profile, as a supportive post was sent to the USMNT at 9:15 p.m. Saturday night.
The upload read: ‘Once again, I wish @USMNT good luck in today’s FIFA World Cup match against the Netherlands. Let’s keep up the momentum.’
US Senator Bob Menendez’s Twitter account was very late to the World Cup Round of 16 clash of the US against the Netherlands on Saturday as a good luck post was sent out after they lost 3-1 in Qatar.
The result did not appear to leak to those who manage Menéndez’s Twitter profile.
The tweet was deleted, but former USA international Taylor Twellman was quick to notice the mistake and shared it with his more than 385,000 followers.
Other users of social networks pointed out that the error was due to the programming of Tweets and that those responsible for the account confused their times.
Social media users pointed out that the error was due to Tweet scheduling
One tweet read: ‘Social admin scheduled tweet for 9:15 and got wrong am/pm.’
While another added: “When tweet scheduling goes wrong lol.”
President Biden was on the case and soon told the nation’s soccer team ‘you made us proud’ after they were knocked out of the main tournament.
Speaking to Twitter shortly after the final whistle was blown at the game, Biden said: ‘Folks, you made us proud. We get up and continue. Here’s to a bright future and 2026 right here at home.
The USA was trailing 1-0 after just 10 minutes with the Dutch getting a very important second goal just before half time.
Haji Wright replaced Berhalter’s men, but the hope of a comeback lasted only five minutes.
The USMNT was left out of the World Cup on Saturday when they were outclassed by the Netherlands.