If you were angry at Matt Hancock's awful Guinness, you've been had
Drink up. The fun's over
Sad news, internet. That picture of Matt Hancock and his tragic pint of Guinness isn't *quite* what it seemed after all.
An image of the Health Secretary, sitting in a beer garden cheersing one of his Tory pals was widely circulated over the last day or so, largely because of the horrendously poured pint of Guinness he was holding aloft.
Here, look. Disgusting.
Respect to the barman for messing up Hancock’s 1st pint pic.twitter.com/qrvi8sQ5Qv
— Leroy Brito (@leroybrito) May 1, 2021
state of Matt Hancock’s Guinness ffs pic.twitter.com/xSu82KGzMY
— richard (@RichardSmiiith) April 30, 2021
barman’s absolutely taken the piss serving Hancock that Guinness pic.twitter.com/8S2JL2qN3t
— kramerica industries (@hepimp) April 30, 2021
Three sheets to the wind I could pour a better pint than this.
Who accepts this..here or anywhere? pic.twitter.com/ocswlAZa0a
— That Baratheon Girl 🍷💙🇪🇺 🏴 ⚽🏉🌹 (@baratheongirl) May 1, 2021
Sadly, however, as much as many of us might have wanted it to be the case that Hancock had not only accepted the pint but then used it for a staged photograph, it turns out the truth was right there under our nose the whole time.
An image posted to Hancock's social channels on Friday revealed the other, much more widely shared version was in fact a photoshop.
Great to have a pint with @BenHouchen in Middlesbrough to talk about investment in the Tees Valley.
Thanks to the vaccine roll-out we can look forward to a great British summer.#VoteConservative pic.twitter.com/3u3UL5JXpv
— Matt Hancock (@MattHancock) April 30, 2021
Disappointing, to be honest.
Several have since moved to debunk the hoax viral image, though the fact so many people thought it was actually genuine probably says something about how highly the folks running the country are regarded.
That Matt Hancock pint of Guinness has been photoshopped. pic.twitter.com/dYTQxGvNli
— Otto English (@Otto_English) May 1, 2021
Time for a new one? Yeah, go on then.