This poor bloke probably regrets getting into a Twitter fight with a Wetherspoons parody account 3 years ago

This poor bloke probably regrets getting into a Twitter fight with a Wetherspoons parody account

No one likes being made to look like a fool.

But it's even worse when you're made to look like a fool in front of thousands of people on Twitter – by a parody Wetherspoon's account – about not being able to access 18+ websites in their pubs.

Twitter user @loudhawhaw found himself in a bit of a pickle in Spoons' Skipton establishment, when he found himself unable to use their WiFi – and rather than ask the staff in the pub itself he decided to tweet about it instead.

He was probably expecting a helpful reply from someone on their customer service team, so we imagine he was pretty shocked when instead, he received this:

This is where a quick glance at @WetherspoonsUK's Twitter bio might have de-escalated the situation before it'd even really started.

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See, @loudhawhaw had made the classic mistake of tweeting at a fake account instead of the real @jdwtweet.

There was no chance of a backtrack now – once you get into an argument with a pretend pub chain on Twitter, you have to carry it out until the bitter end.


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Unsurprisingly, "Mr. Hawhaw" was not at all pleased about being accused of trying to access 18+ websites in the middle of a busy pub.

He was all ready to get the lawyers involved, before the account revealed itself to be a parody. Spoons probably would have been very surprised to find themselves on the end of a (totally baseless) lawsuit that actually had absolutely nothing to do with them at all.

We have to be honest, we definitely feel a bit sorry for @loudhawhaw here – it's not like he's the first person to ever make a fuck up on the internet, is it?

It's always funny until it happens to you...