Nebraska fans lost a hashtag to Great Britain during the Olympics

nebraska football-hashtag-gbr-great britain-olympics

During the Olympics, Twitter gives each country its own hashtag with a flag that pops up when you tweet it. The United States has #USA, Germany has #GER and so on.

The one for Great Britain, naturally, is #GBR. It wouldn’t seem like much of an issue, but the hashtag for British athletes competing in South Korea is causing problems for fans in and around Lincoln, Nebraska.

#GBR is often used by Cornhuskers as a character-saving way to say “Go Big Red.” But for these few weeks with the Olympics, all of those tweets will contain a Union Jack.

It certainly looked out of place in Scott Frost’s latest tweet, which welcomed Nebraska’s 2018 recruiting class.

Some Nebraska fans did not take the hashtag hijacking too well.

Nebraska fans aren’t happy about losing the #GBR hashtag

The 2018 winter games wrap up on Feb. 25, so it should be less than two weeks until the #GBR hashtag is back to normal.

The post Nebraska fans lost a hashtag to Great Britain during the Olympics appeared first on Land of 10.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.