Twitter confuses Jesus Navas with Jesus of Nazareth after Manchester City makes #AskJesus trend

Jesus Navas crosses the ball as Milan’s Sulley Muntari attempts to defend. (Don Wright/USA Today Sports)

We’ll chalk this one up to a miscommunication because, technically, the Premier League’s Manchester City did nothing wrong. The soccer club simply wanted to give the opportunity to its fans to ask star midfielder Jesus Navas anything they wanted via Twitter.

But let’s be real. That hashtag, #AskJesus, was made to misinterpret. While several fans chimed in with real questions for Navas, many more took the opportunity to direct their inquiries to Jesus of Nazareth instead.  Some creatively combined both.




Shortly after Manchester City posted the hashtag, it quickly trended to No. 1 in Great Britain, according to, which measures social media topics by keeping track of how many tweets per minute use a certain hashtag.

The best question of the thousands that streamed in, however, might have been this one:

Marissa Payne writes for The Early Lead, a fast-breaking sports blog, where she focuses on what she calls the “cultural anthropological” side of sports, aka “mostly the fun stuff.” She is also an avid WWE fan.



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