Fans were having fun editing footballer Robert Brady’s Wikipedia page, making about 100 Wikipedia edits in the two hours after Brady scored an important goal in the Euro 2016 tournament. Fans repeatedly likened Brady to God; they also referred to him as “the second coming of Jesus Christ.” Moderators quickly removed the edits and no real harm was done, however, it does make you wonder what would happen to a footballer who missed an easy goal and lost an important game. Would fans maliciously edit the player’s Wikipedia page?
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