That little cell phone right there in your hand can get you into all kinds of trouble, and it doesn't much matter how famous you might be. Wednesday afternoon, Hope Solo was apparently trying to either text or direct-message a friend, and ended up tweeting out what appeared to be her new cell phone number to her 660,000-plus followers. Whoops.
Solo quickly deleted the tweet, which had been meant for "gooch," likely referring to USMNT defender Oguchi Onyewu. She then followed the deletion with a couple of rationalizations:
You fools fall 4anything!Wanted to see how easy it was! Uhad my number but for a second! But say hello to my new phone & u ain't got that
— Hope Solo (@hopesolo) April 24, 2013
And, later ...
For all of u still calling the hair stylist. she's good! Book that appointment! somebody once told me April fools ran all of April! Xoxo! ;) — Hope Solo (@hopesolo) April 24, 2013
(For the record, when Yahoo! Sports called the number, it went to the voicemail of a salon stylist. OR DID IT...?)
Naturally, this captured the attention of Solo's fans, who responded in kind:
hey @hopesolo I'd text you if I wasn't also secretly scared to be yelled at by my idol.
— USWNTfan (@USWNTfan) April 24, 2013
Oh wait, now Hope Solo is saying it was an old # and she did it on purpose as a fakeout. You stay crazy, Hope. #goalkeepersarenuts
— Jim Dougan (@shutupdougan) April 24, 2013
Noted Twitter aficionado The Iron Sheik even chimed in, though his response isn't quite the kind of line we can print on a family website. (NSFW for suggestive language.) And the Tennessee Titans' Chris Johnson got in on the act, tweeting his number and asking everyone to call him.
Celebrities and cell phones. They're always money.