Eccentric fans of Brooks and USA football team repeatedly hacked his Wikepedia page after 21-year old centre back, who had no competitive game under his belt prior to this game, broke Ghanaian fans’ hearts by scoring 86th minute winner during their team’s 2-1 win over the African giants.

Initially, the fans of Brooks termed him "the greatest American since Abraham Lincoln", which was later altered to "the greatest American since Evil Knievel, Bill Clinton and Abe Lincoln".

However, the most peculiar of the lot came when Brooks was described "a god among men".

Wikepedia later on swung into action and decided to halt any further changes on his page.

During USA’s revenge win over Ghana, Clint Dempsey scored only 32 seconds into the match to put the Americans to the lead but the African powerhouse steadied themselves and gradually took back the possession of the ball before eventually equalizing in the 82nd minute through Jordan Ayew.

Brooks’ winner against Ghana has bolstered USA’s chances to qualify to the knockout stages from one of the toughest groups in the World Cup, which contains heavyweights like world number two Germany and world number four Portugal.

Portugal’s crushing defeat against Germany has given them a realistic chance to qualify to the next round, which would be a significant achievement for USA team, which is ranked 13th in the world right now.

Brooks said after the match that he had always dreamt of such a moment in his career.

USA will take on Portugal in a crucial game on Sunday night.


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