Carli Lloyd named President on Wikipedia, gets shoutout from Obama
Carli Lloyd is now an American hero after putting together probably the best game ever by an American soccer player representing his/her country.
Lloyd scored three goals, giving her six total for the event, in the US’ 5-2 win over Japan in the finals of the Women’s World Cup. Her heroics and stellar play during the game and throughout the tournament led to someone editing her Wikipedia page to list her position as “President of the United States.”
The Wikipedia update was omniscient, as the actual president of the United States ended up shouting her out over Twitter:
What a win for Team USA! Great game @CarliLloyd! Your country is so proud of all of you. Come visit the White House with the World Cup soon.
— President Obama (@POTUS) July 6, 2015
Here I was thinking the incredible social media treatment Tim Howard received was awesome, not to mention the Wikipedia update he received during the World Cup. Lloyd is deserving of even more attention and accolades.