Nothing from the internet ever truly gets deleted. A short while ago Orlando City’s official Twitter presence sent out a tweet asking folks to participate in an Orlando Business Journal poll on the new MLS stadium.
The original tweet featured a picture of the 20,000-seat, soccer-specific stadium, bearing the name “Total Stadium.” Total, for those unaware, is a France-based global energy company with its fingers in oil, gas, solar energy, biomass and specialty chemicals.
Realizing the mistake, Orlando City deleted the original tweet and replaced it by this one (see after jump):
A local Orlando paper is conducting a poll on our new stadium. Tell them what you think. We think she’s a beauty. http://t.co/3uu7slKJun
— Orlando City SC (@OrlandoCitySC) November 3, 2014
But, as we said, things don’t disappear forever once they hit the internet. Our friend @GolazodelGringo on Twitter, writer and managing editor of the Philadelphia Union blog The Brotherly Game (and biggest lover of Mexican League soccer we’ve ever come across), brought this matter to our attention, saving his original retweet of Orlando City’s tweet. The original post contained this picture:
This doesn’t necessarily mean that Total is the new naming sponsor of the stadium. It could have been just a mockup for a presentation that got accidentally inserted into the tweet. But if Total does turn out to be the company buying Orlando City’s stadium naming rights, we may have just seen what the exterior of the new digs will look like.