Fake Adam Schefter Momentarily Convinces ESPN That Tim Tebow Is Going To The Jaguars
An Adam Schefter impersonator briefly convinced the folks over at SportsCenter that newly-minted Jet Tim Tebow was actually being shipped to the Jaguars. The prank occurred last night, and the dastardly online troll pulled it off by creating a fake Schefter Twitter account.
By creating a handle called "@AdarnSchefter," and using the same photo Adam Schefter does for his official account, the prankster was able to pull a fast one on the poor Bristol employee who was operating the SportsCenter Twitter account last night.
The ruse was one based in online typeface: when you look at "Adarn" in Twitter's go-to bolded name font, the placement of the "R" and the "N" appear to form an "M." Hence, "AdaRn" becomes "AdaM," and hijinks ensue. For a bleary-eyed twenty-something who's been staring at a computer screen all day (and whose job is to tweet breaking news as quickly as possible) it's a tough catch to make.
Here's a screenshot of the aftermath (along with an online conversation between the troller and a friend), via Reddit. Click to enlarge.
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