Thousands of supporters have been posting messages on Twitter since Tuesday evening to encourage Cristiano Ronaldo to sign for OM this summer. The mobilization probably has no chance of succeeding, but it did react to the Marseille club, which hijacked the hashtag #RonaldOM with humor.
The mobilization has been launched for almost twenty-four hours. And she is not weakening. Appearing last night in Twitter trends, the hashtag #RonaldOM is still among the most popular on the network this Wednesday. It brings together thousands of supporters who are trying to convince Cristiano Ronaldo to sign for Marseille this summer. With a lot of second degree, of course. Even if it is announced on the departure of Manchester United, the Portuguese striker probably has no chance of landing at the Vélodrome in the coming weeks.
At the origin of this unexpected movement, the @basilebilo account (24,000 subscribers) had fun publishing a montage of the fivefold Ballon d’Or with the OM jersey and an hourglass emoji, as if to signify a close outcome. case. The hashtag #RonaldOM was quickly shared. To the point of igniting the Marseille community of Twitter, which took it up en masse. Some influential personalities have used it, like Mohammed Henni (515,000 subscribers). “Ronaldo must sign with OM, it would be a springboard in his career”, wrote with irony the man who breaks a TV with each defeat of Marseille.
A nod to Rolando
Faced with the magnitude of the joke, OM officially reacted. With a lot of humor. On the Spanish version of its Twitter account, the Marseille club posted a photo of Rolando, with the hashtag #RolandOM. A nod to his former Portuguese defender, who played in the Bouches-du-Rhône between 2015 and 2019. After a stint in Braga, the 36-year-old player (he will be 37 at the end of August) is currently without a club. Ronaldo is still with the Red Devils. It remains to be seen whether the efforts of the Marseille supporters have reached his ears.