Did you guys see that epic 50-yard catch by Alex Jones last night?
Alexander Romero, 19, from Long Island told BuzzFeed News he was scrolling through his timeline during the Super Bowl on Sunday when he stopped, and scoffed, at a tweet from a stranger.
The tweet, shared during the Super Bowl by “a random guy” Romero follows, stated: “I hate when girls pretend to know about football just to look cool it’s just fucking dumb.”
“I saw his dumb tweet and laughed about it because I've seen people brag about knowing football, when in reality, they don't know as much as they say they do,” Romero said.
Romero, who follows 67,000 people on Twitter, confirmed he has no idea who “Ethan” was IRL, but he's been following some of the accounts tweets.
“Ethan” continued to live-tweet the big game. In response to one of his tweets, Romero decided to test the boundaries of irony a bit. “Hell yeah did you see that touchdown by gary coleman?” he tweeted back.
“Yeah i was hyped he’s too good, the pats aint winning this one,” the user responded.
Romero said he chose to reference the late actor's name (Gary Coleman) “because it sounds like a football player's name and he's not a super big name that everyone would know.”
“Ethan”, apparently, was among these people.
That’s when mutuals and other people took notice…and re-connected the dots back to the user’s initial tweet.
Some were stunned, while others cackled on cue.
BuzzFeed News has made multiple attempts to reach “Ethan” for comment.
But perhaps the person most stunned, and amused, by the brief exchange was Romero himself. He instantly screenshotted it, and shared it in a new tweet that was simply captioned, “There is no fucking way.” The tweet quickly went viral.
“I don’t know whether to laugh or cry” was the general, unanimous consensus.
Some hilariously thought the troll was doing Coleman dirty.
“Ethan’s” original tweet is now being doubly trolled with Coleman mentions.
Among other random names.
Romero told BuzzFeed News that the troll was pretty satisfying.