Tweet from Alex de Souza breaks Turkish retweet record
DHA PhotoAlex de Souza's tweet announcing the end of his time at Istanbul football giant Fenerbahçe has become the most retweeted Turkish tweet in the history of the microblogging site, daily Hürriyet reported.
The declaration not only broke records for Turkish tweets, but also took sixth spot in retweeted tweets around the world after being copied 53,000 times.
Alex’s long and storied Fenerbahçe career came to an end yesterday when the Brazilian star announced that was leaving the Istanbul club hours after he was left out of the squad.
“I have ended my contract, it was the saddest signature of my life,” Alex wrote on his Twitter account. “Fenerbahçe has lost a player, but it has won a supporter; thanks for everything,” he added.
Following the announcement, Fenerbahçe fans gathered outside the player’s house, where a teary-eyed Alex came out and saluted the fans.
Fenerbahçe supporters had unveiled a statue of the player in Kadıköy just two weeks ago.