The 2016 Rio Olympics kick off this weekend and it should be exciting couple of weeks for everyone being represented at this year’s event. In honor of the event, Twitter added country’s flags to their hashtags so people around the world can show their support.
One country that will be represented at the Olympics is Uganda and on Tuesday, many found out the abbreviation for the country. That abbreviation also happens to be the same for one of the most popular college football teams in the south, the Georgia Bulldogs.
The #UGA was joined by a flag for the country of Uganda and there were some fans that seemed pretty miffed as football season is getting ready to begin in the next month. They wanted Twitter to change it and do it quickly.
Except it is the abbreviation known for Uganda wordwide.
Seriously Twitter? I mean I like Uganda but c'mon. pic.twitter.com/0LOShz4TzJ
— Radi Nabulsi (@RadiNabulsi) August 2, 2016
I blame Bobo for this #UGA
— Evil Kirby Smart (@EvilKirbySmart) August 2, 2016
— Rodger Sherman (@rodger) August 2, 2016
You are good at name calling..Ok fine, FUCK Uganda
— Christopher Fields (@Dawgs0624) August 2, 2016
While some fans were upset, others in the Twitter-verse started to have a little fun with the new hashtag and the ignorant Bulldog fans being upset.
Look at Uganda out here stealing UGA's hashtag. #UGA
— Dan (@AtIantaDan) August 2, 2016
One #uga is a violent, backwards society that has little respect for human life and western civilization. The other is a country in Africa
— The Grand River Goldie (@CurdVonnegut) August 2, 2016
Wait until they find out that Georgia is actually a country… #UGA
— Carter Michaels (@TheRealCMike) August 2, 2016
Finally a #UGA I can cheer for!
— Buddy Grizzard (@BuddyGrizzard) August 2, 2016
One user actually summed the Georgia fans up with one simple tweet and I, for one, hope this actually happens this year.
Never change, Dawg fans, never change.