Nebraska Husker football fans saw an unusual surprise pop up when they used a popular hashtag on Twitter.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln football supporters have used #GBR in the past for "Go Big Red." But now when you use the hashtag, the flag for Great Britain self-generates. Twitter made the move to promote the upcoming Olympics in Rio and to allow users to support their nation in the Games.
As Husker fans got excited for Wednesday's team meet-and-greet in Lincoln called Fan Day, they found themselves tweeting about the country across the pond instead of the Nebraska football team. Even the university used the hashtag!
There's No Place Like Nebraska! Tonight (8/3) the #Huskers will host the annual Nebraska Football Fan Day! 6-8pm | Memorial Stadium #GBR
— UNL (@UNLincoln) August 3, 2016
Fan Day was always one of my favorite days as a player. Chance to give back to the greatest fans in the nation! #GBR pic.twitter.com/79CMAE2gF4
— Jack Gangwish (@jackgangwish) August 3, 2016
Some fans made it clear the flag does not reflect their allegiance.
@Huskers are we really OK with Great Britain stealing our Hashtag? #GBR
— Alex Ehly (@pALEXe) August 3, 2016
Hey Great Britain get your own #. #GBR is ours. #Huskers
— Tim Larson (@tlars13) August 3, 2016
Much like their rule over the colonies, Britain's control of the #GBR hashtag will come to an end. Go #TeamUSA. Go #Huskers.
— Kevin Thomas (@KevinThomasKLIN) August 2, 201