Hope Solo gives her number to 669,000 fans; hilarity ensues

Women's soccer star Hope Solo couldn't block a barrage of text messages and phone calls after she accidentally tweeted her cell number.

 

Fernando Alfonso III

Internet Culture

Published Apr 24, 2013   Updated Jun 1, 2021, 5:39 pm CDT

Famed soccer player Hope Solo may be a pro when it comes to stopping goals. But on Wednesday, she couldn’t block a barrage of text messages and phone calls after she accidentally tweeted her cell number to more than 669,000 followers.

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The two-time Olympics gold medalist and former goalie for the United States women’s national soccer team accidentally sent the following public tweet, which looks like it was originally intended as a direct message:

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Even though Solo quickly deleted the message, her number circulated around Twitter. She also become a trending topic with more than 950 hilarious mentions from people asking her out. 

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Solo took the faux pas in stride and has since tweeted the following message:

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Dream on, boys and girls. Dream on.

Photo by kkimphotography/Flickr

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*First Published: Apr 24, 2013, 2:20 pm CDT