Olympic 800 metres Champion David Rudisha took to social media to congratulate the young boys and girls who took part in the just concluded World U-18 Championships yesterday, in Nairobi.
Unfortunately he mistook the word ‘’applaud’’ for ‘’upload’’ or maybe his phone auto predicted "upload" instead of "applaud" without him noticing. On a tweet made on Saturday evening, he wrote: ‘’I upload Kenyans for breaking the record of the highest attendance ever in #wu18Nairobi2017 #50,000! Amazing Kenyan spirit in athletics.’’
As expected, Kenyans on Twitter [#KOT] did not take this spelling mistake lightly.
They roasted Rudisha mercilessly. @wwechuli wrote… More Kwisha sasa! Kisungu kilikuja na maji kweli
@oluvaha posted… More Yeah applaud.... That makes you break the world record for best English speaker
@WallaceMuchesia said... Kizungu ilikuja na meli, @rudishadavid ameamua kuiirudisha na mguu mbio
However, a section of Kenyans came to his defense bashing those trolling the 800m World Champion
@Aaroncheruiyot Whatever man...he is the best in what he does. You and your grammar, what have you achieved in this life?
@JlesirmaUpload or whatever, Rudisha can call it what he wants...he is RUDISHA..he is > grammar. Also...he is the Greatest Ever Kenyan Athlete.
@BenMulwa Champ @rudishadavid, don't worry about the grammar geeks. English is simply a language, and NOT a measure of intelligence! #wu18nairobi2017
This comes after even global world leaders have made same mistakes on Twitter, latest being USA president Donald Trump with the infamous ‘’covfefe’’ instead of coverage.