Mapleton FC Turns to Religion in 2018
It seems Mapleton FC may have discovered religion this season. Last year, tweets from the team’s official Twitter account held an ominous Game of Thrones-like dark knight tone, often regarding its opponents with the kind of disdain only the Mountain or Jon Snow could muster. That approach worked well during the regular season, as the team ended with an undefeated 11-0 regular-season record, but their armor lost its shine early in the playoffs when the #1 seeded team was beaten by underdog and #8 seed Midtown FC.
After an off-season shakeup that saw a loss of many to free agency and a drastic increase in neighborhood players for 2018, Mapleton's dark confidence has appeared to find the light, as the team’s Twitter account recently has started quoting Judeo-Christian Old Testament and New Testament scripture.
ICF Media spoke to Mapleton's new team manager Matt Stump, who seemed quite stumped when we asked him about the Twitter voice. “I haven’t tweeted at all this year,“ he said. “I thought maybe the League was just posting on our behalf or something.“
A quick poll of the team revealed that not a single current player has tweeted from the official account.
“That’s weird,” said Mapleton keeper Andrea Benton. “It’s almost like some unknown cosmic Voice from the sky is tweeting on our behalf.”
When asked about the conundrum, League Player Engagement Director and Editor-in-Chief Teresa Tatum said she was aware of the team’s newly-religious flavored tweets, but was unaware that no one on the team had access to the account. When this reporter shared his revelations with Manager Stump, Matt seem perplexed. “I’ve always been a skeptic, but this certainly seems like evidence for the supernatural.”
Three beers later, Matthew said, “…if I had to guess which one of our players is secretly tweeting, I’d suspect Jesus Delgado Calle."
We reached out to Delgado Calle to follow this lead, but unfortunately… Jesus could not be reached for comment.