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“Digital Hooligans” from Iran Attack Messi's Facebook

Written by Farid On 10 December 2013 @ 2:30 am | No Comments

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Leo Messi's Facebook page

Argentinian footballer Leo Messi's Facebook page

“Digital hooligans” from Iran bombarded thousands [1] of insulting [2] and threatening comments in Persian on the Facebook page of Argentinian football player Lionel Messi [3] as the World Cup groups were determined [4] on Saturday. Argentina, Iran, Bosnia-Herzegovina, and Nigeria were polled together.

Many of the comments use very foul language [5].

Many Iranians published comments and tweets calling the cyberattack shameful.

Kargadan tweeted [6] [fa]:

Zuckerberg [Facebook's founder] and the Iranian government, should hand in hand clean out Facebook's page of Iranians to save our honor.

Sooskak tweeted [9] [fa]:

It's good that Facebook is filtered [in Iran].

Baridya tweeted [11] [fa]:

If the Islamic Republic collapsed today, it would take 15-20 years for this people's culture to improve.

Blogger 5Char published [13] [fa] a screen shot of insulting comments and says it is typical of a generation that grew up under Islamic Republic.

Another blogger, Andarbab says [14] [fa]:

These people try to make up for their inadequacy with slogans and insults. They are the same people who chant “Down with the USA” yet wish to get a US Green Card. They insult Messi, yet wish to get a souvenir fan photo taken with him.

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URLs in this post:

[1] thousands: http://arshnews.ir/vdcjvoevauqemhz.fsfu.html

[2] insulting: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=706506732702257&set=a.301943896491878.81719.176063032413299&type=1&comment_id=4271181&offset=0&total_comments=6972

[3] Lionel Messi: https://www.facebook.com/LeoMessi

[4] were determined: http://www.goal.com/en-sg/news/5456/international-football/2013/12/07/4460043/world-cup-group-f-a-fantastic-and-favourable-draw-for

[5] very foul language: https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=699374486748815&set=a.699374540082143.1073741829.176063032413299&type=1&comment_id=4271284&offset=0&total_comments=3496

[6] tweeted: https://twitter.com/Rhino_x/status/409372851591200768

[7] #مسی: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23%D9%85%D8%B3%DB%8C&src=hash

[8] December 7, 2013: https://twitter.com/Rhino_x/statuses/409372851591200768

[9] tweeted: https://twitter.com/Sooskak/status/409266506690998272

[10] December 7, 2013: https://twitter.com/Sooskak/statuses/409266506690998272

[11] tweeted: https://twitter.com/1Bardiya/status/409426815610941440

[12] December 7, 2013: https://twitter.com/1Bardiya/statuses/409426815610941440

[13] published: http://5char.blogspot.cz/2013/12/blog-post.html

[14] says: http://andarbab.blogspot.cz/2013/12/blog-post_7.html

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