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Furious Atletico fans mistakenly bombard Japanese journalist with angry tweets following transfer ban

Goal.com logo Goal.com 01-06-2017

Atletico Madrid fans were left fuming by the decision to uphold their transfer ban for the coming window — unfortunately, many took it out on the wrong man!

The punishment for Diego Simeone's charges was confirmed in a ruling released on Thursday by the Tribunal of Arbitration for Sport, known by its initials TAS.

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Supporters lined up to berate the institution on Twitter, aiming their ire at the handle @tas.

But the victim was not the court, but rather Tasuku Okawa, a journalist and chief of Goal's Japanese edition!

Hijo de puta @tas

— ATM (@kokitoATM_) 1 de junio de 2017 Son of a bitch @TAS.

No disimules y deja fichar al Atlético @tas

— Sr.Jimvill (@SrJimvill) 1 de junio de 2017 Stop messing around and let Atleti sign players.

Hijo de pu @TAS

— VOLVEREMOS (@joselulu20cr) 1 de junio de 2017 Son of a bitch @TAS

Que os den por culo @TAS

— Guille. (@CoIchonero) 1 de junio de 2017 Stick it up your ass @TAS

Aun no duermo por ustedes @tas

— Jane (@MrsJane7) 1 de junio de 2017 I still can't sleep because of you @TAS.

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@TAS PORTATE BIEN

— Oblakismo (@ForkunCillo) 1 de junio de 2017 BEHAVE YOURSELF @TAS.

Beleaguered Tasuko was eventually forced to clarify he had nothing to do with the signing ban, given that he is based on a whole different continent that the real TAS, and he quickly became a new idol of the Atleti support.

Señores,me llamo Tasuku y me llaman "TAS". No hagan los tweets poniendo @TAS porque ustedes me están matando!! jaja

— 大川佑 | Goal編集長 (@tas) 1 de junio de 2017 People, I am called Tasuko and am known as TAS. Don't send your tweets with @tas in there because you're killing me!

Come to @Atleti. You're better than Gaitán.

— Boogie (@BoogieChilum) 1 de junio de 2017

El mejor tuit del año.

— Andrés García. (@andres27695) 1 de junio de 2017 Best Tweet of the year.

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