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This Teen Expertly Trolled Someone Who Complained About Girls "Pretending" To Like Football "To Look Cool"

Did you guys see that epic 50-yard catch by Alex Jones last night?

Posted on February 5, 2018, at 4:04 p.m. ET

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.

Alexander Romero

The tweet, shared during the Super Bowl by "a random guy" Romero follows named Ethan, stated: "I hate when girls pretend to know about football just to look cool it's just fucking dumb."

Twitter: @skrtethan2

"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 account's 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 reconnected the dots back to the user's initial tweet.

Some were stunned, while others cackled on cue.

Ethan told BuzzFeed News "it was embarrassing at first" for him when he realized what had happened. But after a while, he said, "I got over it and laughed at my stupidity."

But perhaps the person most stunned, and amused, by the brief exchange was Romero himself. He instantly took a screenshot of it, and shared it in a new tweet that was simply captioned, "There is no fucking way." The tweet quickly went viral.

Alexander Romero

"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 mentions of Coleman.


Among other random names. "I now know who Gary Coleman is," Ethan added, laughing.


A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.