Indignant Kansas Metropolis Chiefs Followers Bugging British Lady With Similar Identify As Linebacker

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A 47-year-old Englishwoman has seen one of the best and worst that Twitter must supply the American soccer participant who shares her identify.

Dee Ford, of Kent, England, informed the Kansas Metropolis Star that her “cellphone was going off actually nonstop” as a result of offended tweets from Kansas Metropolis Chiefs followers who thought they had been venting at linebacker Dee Ford following his vital late penalty in final weekend’s AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots. She says Ford “does not deserve” the vitriol.

The participant is not on Twitter, however he was no stranger to the Englishwoman. 5 years in the past when the participant was nonetheless at Auburn, somebody within the college’s athletic division inadvertently tagged the lady in a congratulatory tweet after the participant was named most useful participant of the senior bowl. Followers responded with their very own constructive tweets.

She determined to be taught in regards to the recreation and was hooked. She has spoken to the Chiefs’ Dee Ford by cellphone and attended two video games — an Auburn house recreation final fall and a Chiefs recreation in London in 2015.

Data from: The Kansas Metropolis Star,