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A tweet, allegedly posted by Ryan Garcia, on the Baltimore Bridge collapse seems to have gained considerable traction. In it, the former interim lightweight champion purportedly predicted that a tragic incident would take place. Ever since the news has been under immense scrutiny by concerned netizens.

A self-attested boxing fan circulated a tweet on the subject with a short clip. However, it received a Community Note therewith. Nevertheless, a multitude of followers poured their hearts out on the alleged soothsaying prowess of the light welterweight challenger. Per several reports, a cargo ship, DALI, a container vessel reportedly carrying the Singapore flag, lost its power. Subsequently, it crashed into the Francis Scott Key Bridge. As a result of the impact, the Baltimore Bridge collapsed into the Patapsco River.

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The post from @diegomayra read, “Ryan predicted the catastrophe.” The nearly one-minute-long TikTok footage, with intense music running in the background, begins with the caption, “Ryan Garcia predicted the future in a deleted tweet.” Another note read,” He was right all along…” The next shot displays the reported Ryan Garcia tweet (all caps): “Something bad is going to happen in Baltimore, Maryland, on March 26th, 2024.

However, a Community Note certificate immediately followed. It stated that ‘KingRy’ hadn’t foretold anything about the Baltimore bridge collapse. “Ryan Garcia did not predict the collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge in Baltimore, MD,” it read. Further additions included information on it seemingly being a ‘digitally altered tweet’ and the ways to identify the same: “The video contains a digitally altered tweet. You can tell by the blur near the blue checkmark and Ryan’s username. The tweet also does not contain a timestamp.

Followers barely needed a cue to express their thoughts and feelings.

A Fumbled Rumble?

A casual overview takes one across messages where the user has mentioned having come across the post. Then a few pointed out how putting up such posts is very ‘doable’. As one could expect during such instances, nothing could prevent some of the followers from taking a dig at the boxer or stretching their imaginations.

This user, for example, apparently agreed with the phoniness of the tweet and highlighted that it’s a walk in the park for anyone to come up with such things.

The next one appears to have a firm belief that Garcia wouldn’t have made such a post. More so, it has already received the Community Note.

This follower seems certain that the tweet was ‘photoshopped’. They asserted that it remains unsearchable, or, for that matter, hardly anyone recollects having come across the same.

But then this user took up the cudgels to directly call out Ryan Garcia. Asking the young boxer to spill the beans on the matter.

Then finally, a logical position. This user checked if Ryan Garcia has the prowess to make such predictions; if not, why couldn’t he foresee what was going to happen to him in the fight against Gervonta Davis (now Abdul Wahid)?


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According to the report in the Associated Press, six people were reported to be missing and ostensibly no longer alive. Efforts to search were reportedly kept on hold until Wednesday morning.

A distress call from the crew, informing authorities that they had lost control of the vessel before it crashed, allowed time to bring the traffic under control. The timely action reportedly saved many lives. The Maryland Governor later hailed the ship’s crew members as heroes.

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What’s your take on the said tweet and the reactions it elicited?

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