LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Singer Fergie is not dead. Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas is battling a “RIP Fergie” death confusion today that has more to do with soccer than songs. The RIP Fergie death chant is the work of Carlos Tevez, and is directed at Sir Alex Ferguson of Manchester United, not Fergie of the Black Eyed Peas.
Carlos Tevez has nothing to do with music. But today, the singers’ fans are getting confused by Tevez’s message. Tevez plays for Manchester City. Before that, he played for Manchester United. In 2009, Tevez made news as the first soccer player to move between Man United and Man City since Terry Cooke did it in 1999.
In recent months, Man United led by Sir Alex Ferguson, thought they would win the 2011â€“2012 Premier League. But in the end, arch rival Man City won the title.
Since then, Man City fans applauded, and Man United fans fumed, after Tevez sat on the team’s float during their victory parade and held up a sign. On the sign, were the words “RIP Fergie” (see photo above).
On Twitter, some fans began to rewteet RIP Fergie in support of Tevez. But other soccer fans, even from teams other than Man United, feel the comments were disrespectful. “That’s just unwarranted and uncalled for. Fergie is a legend” wrote one fan.
Ferguson has said earlier in the season that Hernandez and Rooney would lead the team to victory. â€śWayneâ€™s had a fantastic start to the season so the capabilities are there. You always miss great players like him but weâ€™ve got a squad that is good enough.â€ť He added â€śIâ€™ve got Danny Welbeck, Michael Owen, Dimitar Berbatov, Federico Macheda and Mame Biram Diouf. It is such a strong unit.â€ť
Singer Fergie isn’t dead, Sir Alex Ferguson hasn’t died, but soccer rivalries are still very alive today.