Bo Pelini brings cat to Nebraska spring game, Internet implodes
If a real person acknowledges his fake Twitter account and makes a virtual joke a reality, does the Internet implode?
That’s what came close to happening when Nebraska coach Bo Pelini brought a cat to the Huskers’ spring game.
A Fake Bo Pelini account had been established on Twitter back in 2010, showing the Nebraska coach in a cozy turtleneck sweater holding a fuzzy long-hair cat.
The fake account gained real-life traction when the real Pelini acknowleged @FakePelini and jokingly asked for his cat back:
@BoPelini OK don't be mad but I haven't seen her since Thursday. WAIT DIDN'T CARL LEAVE TOWN ON THURSDAY
— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) January 7, 2014
Pelini was later asked about the influence the Faux feline had on recruiting efforts:
And on Saturday when Pelini went through the Memorial Stadium tunnel, cat in hand, the crowd and Internet went crazy:
— Nebraska Huskers (@Huskers) April 12, 2014
Fake Bo Pelini knows when he’s been bested:
.@BoPelini Fine, you can keep her
— Fake Bo Pelini (@FauxPelini) April 12, 2014