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Twitter Is Trolling America's Newest Soccer Star

The #AskLamps hashtag goes terribly wrong.

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Frank Lampard is one of the most decorated players in English soccer history. He's Chelsea's all time leading goalscorer, a two-time Premier League player of the year, and a runner up for the 2005 FIFA player of the year award. And like many a European soccer star in the autumn of his career, Lampard is coming to America: Last week, he signed a two-year contract with New York City FC of Major League Soccer.

Today Lampard sat down at NYCFC headquarters to take questions tweeted to the #AskLamps hashtag:

Frank Lampard is taking over @NYCFC right now for a quick Twitter Q&A. Ask anything you want with #AskLamps. Go.

New York City FC@NYCFC

Frank Lampard is taking over @NYCFC right now for a quick Twitter Q&A. Ask anything you want with #AskLamps. Go.

10:47 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The only problem? Lampard's nickname also happens to be the name for the common household lighting appliance. Twitter is not letting this fact go unnoticed.

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Do you take prefer 65W incandescent or 15W energy saving? #AskLamps

Daniel J Bentley@DJBentley

Do you take prefer 65W incandescent or 15W energy saving? #AskLamps

10:53 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why do I always get the fan speed and light chains confused? #AskLamps

Patriot-IronDome@Patriot_Musket

Why do I always get the fan speed and light chains confused?

#AskLamps

10:55 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

@NYCFC #AskLamps do you come in all different shapes and sizes?

Shaun@Shaun_C_sXe

@NYCFC #AskLamps do you come in all different shapes and sizes?

10:49 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskLamps Generally speaking, do you prefer being unplugged at night, or just switched off and left?

Jay@MrJayMobbs

#AskLamps Generally speaking, do you prefer being unplugged at night, or just switched off and left?

11:18 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#AskLamps Do you feel pain when we have to change a bulb?

Graham@_GrahamPatrick

#AskLamps Do you feel pain when we have to change a bulb?

12:16 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskLamps do you prefer a screw or bayonet connection as an interface with bulbs. I know John Terry likes as good screw.

wayne godfrey@Hornet7127

#AskLamps do you prefer a screw or bayonet connection as an interface with bulbs. I know John Terry likes as good screw.

12:15 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskLamps How are you adapting to American sockets? Can you cope with going from 3 prongs to 2?

Fook Yu@WhingerSpice

#AskLamps How are you adapting to American sockets? Can you cope with going from 3 prongs to 2?

12:04 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskLamps What's your problem with the 'i' in Pixar?

TIME STOOD STILL@TheMetalWhovian

#AskLamps What's your problem with the 'i' in Pixar?

12:22 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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#AskLamps how did you cope switching to American plugsockets

Dom@Dom_berrisford

#AskLamps how did you cope switching to American plugsockets

12:10 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

#AskLamps do you take an energy saving bulb?

Finn@FinnMcIver

#AskLamps do you take an energy saving bulb?

12:02 PM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Why do you get turned on so much, and how do you stay on for so long before burning out?! PS Favorite shade? #AskLamps

Robbie@ThatRobbieFox

Why do you get turned on so much, and how do you stay on for so long before burning out?! PS Favorite shade? #AskLamps

11:35 AM - 28 Jul 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

As far as senior tour receptions go, this is hardly Pele arriving at the New York Cosmos in 1975. Still, Lampard should be well equipped to deal with the mockery: He navigated the acid British press for nearly two decades. They called him "Fat Frank".

Joe Bernstein is a senior technology reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York. Bernstein reports on and writes about the gaming industry and web culture.

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