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The News Minute | March 25, 2015 | 03:00 pm IST “If Mitchell Johnson woke up in the morning and checked his Facebook account, he’d have tears of gratitude because never before did so many people comment on his page,” wrote one Facebook user. For some context, starting Wednesday morning, Australian cricketer Mitchell Johnson was the target of trolls, mostly Malayalis shooting abuses at him left, right and centre. Several hundreds of messages in Malayalam rebuking the pacer were posted on a Mitchell Johnson page on Facebook. "Is this really his official page?," a confused Malayali asked. The real Mitchell Johnson later re-tweeted the link to his official Facebook page (which is not verified) on Twitter. So now both the pages are facing some good old Malayali wrath. Why is Johnson getting the Malayali treatment? Johnson recently said that he'd resort to sledging against the Indian team in the upcoming match on March 26.  "I heard Davy said he wasn't going to get involved in all that stuff. Someone's got to do it and I might put my hand up," a NDTV report quotes Johnson telling Fox TV. So what are the Malayalis saying? The bulk of the messages are abusive. (So bad that we cannot reproduce any of them.) And how can a Malayali troll without punch dialogues? So the Facebook page is filled with pictures of actors like Mohanlal, Mammootty and Prithiviraj saying dialogues from their movies. Johnson who seems to have caught wind of the Malayali hate storm building up against him, earlier today tweeted, "Relax people, it's just a game!! Looking forward to playing a hard fought game with my mates at the SCG #gogold#aus#worldcup#game." (All images sourced from comments on Mitchell Johnson's Facebook Page.) Read our earlier story: India trolls, The New York Times apologises for 'racist' Mangalyaan cartoon
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