Manny Pacquiao, a Filipino professional boxer, has been taking a lot of flak for the poor grammar on his Twitter page. According to abs-cbnNEWS.com, Pacquiao opened a Twitter account last week to keep his fans updated, but received so much negative feedback for his English mistakes that he has decided to delete his account. He is reported to have Tweeted “I think I have to delete my account and stop it I know I can't pls. Everybody thanks everyone”.
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