LAS VEGAS, USA — Only hours after blaming an injured shoulder for the loss to Floyd Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao’s camp aimed their sights on social media, particularly the netizens; blaming the latter for not supporting Pacquiao enough for him to win the fight.
“As much as we would like to thank the Filipinos for tweeting their message of support for Manny, in the end, it was just not enough,” said an anonymous source inside the Pacquiao camp.
According to him, Pacquiao was very very confused before the fight as to which hashtag carried the most supporting power to motivate him throughout the match.
“I thought Manny united Filipinos, but how come they couldn’t agree on just one hashtag?” he added. “Kailangan talaga tig-isa ang bawat media organization?“
“Nahirapan syang subaybayan yung lampas isang dosenang hashtags na may tweet ng pagsuporta para sa kanya,” he said, adding that switching from #SugodManny to #GoMAnny and to #PusongManny made the Filipino boxing icon lose focus on the match.
Aside from being confused with hashtags, Team Pacquiao also cites the paltry sum of punches that netizens have contributed on ABS-CBN’s “Punch Ng Bayan“.
“Come on! Is that the best Filipinos can do? Only 126,852,898 friggin’ virtual punches?” he added, referring to the number of clicks on a virtual punching bag netizens were able “contribute” to show their support for Manny Pacquiao. “A couple of thousand clicks more would’ve guaranteed a victory for Manny!”
“Pipindot ka nalang ng mouse, hindi mo pa todohin?” said another member of Team Pacquiao who was assigned to monitor the webpage and update the boxer for every “punch” “contributed”.
“Akala yata ng mga netizens eh kalokohan lang ang pag-ambag ng suntok para kay Manny. Ayan tuloy natalo sya!“
Aside from the shoulder injury and social media, Team Pacquiao also blamed pay-per-view and live streaming providers for their crappy service.
“Magsisimula palang yung laban, buffering na. Tapos after 5 minutes na buffering round two na! Tapos mamaya kalagitnaan na ng round 5,” narrated another member of Team Pacquiao. “Yung iba nga totally walang signal, tapos nagimbita pa sila ng bisita para sabay-sabay silang magdadasal.”
“Sa ganitong pangyayari, hindi magiging accurate ang pagdarasal ng mg fans kasi either delayed or ‘no signal’ ang napapanuod nila,” he added. “Kaya dito delayed din or hindi accurate and blessing ng panginoon at kaya natalo si Manny.“
As of press time, members of Team Pacquiao are being gracious in defeat and would refrain from making further excuses until they can come up with another excuse, or two.