Olympic boxer Nesthy Petecio may float like a butterfly on the ring, but she's hilariously starting to feel the sting of Twitter.
“Naninibago pa ako dito sa Twitter jusko, bakit ko ba pinasokan to,” the 29-year-old first tweeted after she grew an influx of followers.
Naninibago pa ako dito sa Twitter ???? jusko, bakit ko ba pinasokan to ??— @nesthypetecio11 (@nesthypetecio11) July 29, 2021
After a few retweets and even a funny retelling of a conversation with fellow Filipino boxer Irish Magno, Petecio went on to apologize to those she can’t follow back just yet as she is still figuring things out.
"Nakakapagsisi kung bakit pinasokan ko to," she joked with an array of laughing emojis.
??? wait lang po sa follow back, hindi pa ako sanay gamitin yung Twitter ?? nakakapagsisi Kung bakit pinasokan ko to ??????— @nesthypetecio11 (@nesthypetecio11) July 29, 2021
The Twitter community has since been amused with Petecio's self-aware Tweets, with The Philippine Sports Commission even replying to her cry for help with well-wishes of their own.
Welcome, Nesthy! ?— Philippine Sports Commission (@psc_gov) July 29, 2021
Good luck on your next bout! ???
If there’s one social media app that Nesthy’s got a handle on, however, it’s none other than Tiktok, as the boxer has been regularly posting video content from dancing to lipsyncing.
Here's the athlete dancing along to the 2004 Andrew E. song, Shoot Shoot, a favorite among TikTok users.
sabi ko sa inyo wag na kasi sumayaw ee ?????✌✌♬ Shoot Shoot - Edlyzel Bucoy✊??
Nesthy is slated to return to the Olympic ring for the boxing featherweight division semifinals this July 31. She is already assured of at least a bronze medal after dominating Colombian boxer Yeni Castaneda last July 28.
Petecio's assured bronze will end the Philippines' 89-year long multi-Olympic medal drought.
Good luck on the ring (and on Twitter) Nesthy!