Olympic and World Record holder David Lekuta Rudisha was a hot topic of discussion on Twitter last night after he destroyed the Queen’s language.
The popular athlete sent out a tweet congratulating Kenyans for turning up at Kasarani Stadium in large numbers, without noticing his mistake.
Instead of writing applaud – which means to show approval – Rudisha wrote upload which has a very different meaning.
He soon became a hot topic discussion online. While some ridiculed him for his terrible language, others said he can write the word anyway he sees fit.
Why? You ask. Because he’s the one and only David Rudisha!
Surprisingly, the tweet is still on his Twitter account unlike many celebrities who would have deleted it because of public pressure.
— David Rudisha MBS (@rudishadavid) July 15, 2017
Here are some of the reactions:
If Rudisha says it's upload then it's upload. https://t.co/Jc1m5uYk0F
— Brian Mbunde ™ (@Brianmbunde) July 16, 2017
We as Kenyans download it Sir https://t.co/Hg6hJlzbsD
— Droid (@droid254) July 16, 2017
I like your English.
— Asbel Kiprop (@KipropAsbel) July 16, 2017
Kwisha sasa! Kisungu kilikuja na maji kweli.
— Wechuli Wanjala (@wwechuli) July 16, 2017
If Rudisha says it's upload then it's upload, grammar will have to change.
— LEONARD (@LeonardRotich_) July 16, 2017
Upload or whatever, Rudisha can call it what he wants…he is RUDISHA..he is > grammar. Also…he is the Greatest Ever Kenyan Athlete.
— Joel Lteiyo Lesirima (@Jlesirma) July 15, 2017