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Nebraska football fans unintentionally show support for Great Britain

Posted at 8:17 PM, Aug 03, 2016

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!

Some fans made it clear the flag does not reflect their allegiance.