If you’ve noticed Tierney’s name crop up for no apparent reason on your timeline today, you’re not going mad – there really is a tribe of Hoops supporters out there constantly tweeting the left-back’s name.
Why are people replying with 'Kieran Tierney' to every single tweet from btsportfootball
— k [0-16] (@thfckallan) October 9, 2017
— Jozo Simunovic CSC (@BenTheTim) October 10, 2017
— Andy (@andyuptherae) October 10, 2017
After doing a little bit of digging, it appears the trend started yesterday when the 30-man nominations for the Ballon d’Or was released to the public, and BT Sport ran a poll asking fans to nominate who they thought should win the prize.
Unsurprisingly, before too long, Celtic supporters had hijacked it and were inundating BT with the name ‘Kieran Tierney’.
But it didn’t stop there – anybody on Twitter who seemed to question why this was going on also got a few of the replies too:
What a list of footballers ?
But who gets your vote for the 2017 Ballon d'Or? ?
— BT Sport Football (@btsportfootball) October 9, 2017
For what it’s worth, we’re fully expecting to read the words ‘Kieran Tierney’ on our timelines in response to this story.
To be truthful, we admire the dedication involved.
What do you think?