When it comes to the saturated smartphone market of today, competition is certainly great. Besides the race between brands to put out the best combinations of hardware and software in mobile devices, marketing also plays a huge role in the success of any product—just ask Apple. Therefore, Oppo’s decision to work with Mohamed (Mo) Salah of Liverpool FC certainly makes a lot of sense.
Salah is a current first team player at English Premier League team Liverpool, and has gained worldwide fame for his exploits in Europe with the Merseyside-based club. The global following that he enjoys also means that the Liverpool player enjoys lucrative sponsorship deals. However, a recent sponsored post that was uploaded on Salah’s Twitter account didn’t exactly go according to plan.
Like countless others before him, Salah shared a couple of images in a apparent sponsored post, where he is seen to be holding an Oppo smartphone—probably the Find X2 or Find X2 Pro. There’s not much in the way of text, besides a mention of Oppo Arabia, where he is an Oppo ambassador. However, look closely, and you’ll spot Salah’s blunder: “Twitter for iPhone“.
It looks like Salah prefers to use an iPhone over any of Oppo’s Android devices, with the images and post shared on an iPhone. This, of course, isn’t the first time something like this has happened. Back in early 2019, a Huawei employee was reportedly in trouble with the company for uploading a Tweet on the official company Twitter with an iPhone.
Twitter always displays the client used to share a Tweet, whether it’s via the company’s iOS, Android, or browser-based clients. In Salah’s case, the images were probably uploaded by a PR manager, or firm, that handles his commercial duties. Still, I’m pretty sure that the Tweet wasn’t taken to kindly by Oppo.
If you’re looking for the Tweet, it has since been deleted of the page by Salah (or his manager). There hasn’t been a reupload of the images just yet, but it seems likely that the sponsored Tweet from the Liverpool star will be uploaded with an Android device when the time comes.
Mo Salah, like most other professional footballers in major European leagues, is currently on hiatus as most of the world goes into lockdown to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Liverpool FC, for whom the Egyption forward plays, is currently en route to winning its first league title in 30 years. There hasn’t been a definite plan of action yet, and there are even suggestions that the season could be declared null and void.
Perhaps Salah had other things on his mind, then.
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