Originally written on College Spun  |  Last updated 11/20/13
You can’t make this stuff up. Nebraska coach Bo Pelini, during his weekly radio call-in show, was asked by a caller about the fake Twitter handle @FauxPelini, which does an amazing job of constantly trolling the Cornhuskers head man. The social media account famously uses the photo of Pelini holding a cat as its avatar. Pelini acknowledged that he’s aware of the account, but that he doesn’t know who is behind it. Bo Pelini call-in show update: A fan just asked Bo about @FauxPelini. Real Bo doesn’t know who fake Bo is. But “they say he’s funny as heck” — Jon Nyatawa (@JonNyatawa) November 21, 2013 “I guess his Twitter thing is me and that cat” — Bo Pelini on @FauxPelini‘s avatar. … Not sure if that’s approval or what — Jon Nyatawa (@JonNyatawa) November 21, 2013 One more real-Bo quote on @FauxPelini (b/c it’s hilariously pointless): “From what I understand, he provides a lot of entertainment” — Jon Nyatawa (@JonNyatawa) November 21, 2013 I’m fairly certain that it’s the dream of anyone who creates a fake celebrity account to be publicly acknowledged by the target him/herself. In fact, now I’m sure of it. Now I can die in peace — Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) November 21, 2013
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