For those of you who haven’t yet ventured into the world of Twitter, I’ll simply say this – there are a lot of fake accounts. But all fake accounts are not created equal. In fact, there are a few circumstances in which the fake account for a celebrity (err, football coach, whatever) actually has more followers than the real person. One such situation? Nebraska head coach Bo Pelini.
The account @FauxPelini has long entertained college football fans with both its ridiculous commentary as well as its cover photo, which shows Pelini in a turtleneck sweater holding a cat. The handle has gotten so much notoriety that Pelini himself actually now goes along with the cat joke. And now, apparently the school as well.
In response to @FauxPelini doing a Reddit AMA (ask me anything), Nebraska tweeted out a fantastic photo of a cat sitting on Pelini’s desk.
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) January 24, 2014
Well played, Nebraska social media manager. Well played, indeed.