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Furious Atletico fans mistakenly bombard Japanese journalist with angry tweets following transfer ban

19:30 GMT+3 01/06/2017
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Goal's Japanese editor Tasuku Okawa inadvertently found himself in the firing line on Thursday thanks to an unfortunate Twitter coincidence

Atletico Madrid fans were left fuming by the decision to uphold their transfer ban for the coming window — unfortunately, many took it out on the wrong man!

The punishment for Diego Simeone's charges was confirmed in a ruling released on Thursday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, known by the initials TAS in French. 

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Supporters lined up to berate the institution on Twitter, aiming their ire at the handle @tas.

But the victim was not the court, but rather Tasuku Okawa, a journalist and chief of Goal's Japanese edition! 

Son of a bitch @TAS. Stop messing around and let Atleti sign players. Son of a bitch @TAS Stick it up your ass @TAS I still can't sleep because of you @TAS. BEHAVE YOURSELF @TAS.

Beleaguered Tasuko was eventually forced to clarify he had nothing to do with the signing ban, given that he is based on a whole different continent that the real TAS, and he quickly became a new idol of the Atleti support.

People, I am called Tasuko and am known as TAS. Don't send your tweets with @tas in there because you're killing me!Best Tweet of the year.