#Fision: Spelling Mistake Trends in Peru

On the day of the football match between Peru and Colombia for the qualifying stage for the Brazil 2014 Football World Cup, a well-known Peruvian artist wrote [es] “fision” instead of “afición” (“supporters” in Spanish) in a tweet where she was repeating a cheer that can be translated as: “Peru is the champion, Peru is the champion, this is what the supporters are yelling”.

The spelling mistake became a trending topic on Twitter with hashtags #fision and #Tula.

This text is part of a very popular polka titled “Perú campeón” [es] (Peru is the champion).

The apology came a little later, with another tweet [es] from the artist herself:

@tulagabriela: Acabo de llegar de correr. Es el tontín de mi hermano que agarró mi iPad, Sorry gente.

@tulagabriela: I just got back from jogging. It was my dumb brother who took my iPad, Sorry people.

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