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Woman directs Michael Vick hate at wrong Jets organization

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Michael Vick's move to the New York Jets continues to bring with it animosity.

Vick's past conviction for his involvement in an illegal dog fighting ring has made him a controversial figure in the NFL and many have targeted the New York Jets for abuse after the franchise signed him to a deal last week.

But one women keen to vent her frustration at the organization, and Vick, got a little mixed up this week.

As is the modern way, the woman simply known as Thelma, took to social media to lambast the NFL team for choosing to take on a player who served 23 months in prison in 2007 for his checkered past.

Thelma left the following message on a Jets Facebook page:

"How can you people live with yourselves signing Michael Vic(k) / After what he did and is still doing to dogs. Do you have any soul at all?" she wrote.

Unfortunately, in her haste, the woman posted the message on the page of Australian soccer side the Newcastle Jets'.

A team who are not even located in the same country, never mind play the same sport as their New York namesake.

But that didn't stop the person in charge of their social media page offering some impartial advice to the angry Thelma:

"Hi Thelma, 

I think you might have the wrong Jets...

"If you can put aside the awful dog fighting stuff (which I know is very difficult, but I guess in the eyes of the law he's served his time for that), I actually think he's a good addition to the Jet's roster," came their response.

The Australian team then went on to critique the veteran quarterback's qualities, while stating they believed him to be a useful mentor for young Jets QB Geno Smith.

Sound knowledge indeed coming from Down Under. 

Somehow though I don't think Thelma, or the thousands of others who have voiced their distain at the NFL team for signing Vick, will be appeased by their thoughts.

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