Check out who is Simon Charles, a “journalist” as the NFL account goes viral on Twitter
After promoting a false report regarding Patrick Mahomes, the NFL parody account goes viral
Over the weekend, Super Bowl LVII took place and was a smashing success. Due in large part to the star power of the players included and Rihanna’s halftime performance, it was reportedly the third-most-viewed TV programme in US history.
The big news was that superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes of the Kansas City Chiefs won both the Super Bowl and the MVP award.
Who is Simon Charles as NFL parody reporter account goes viral on Twitter following a false report regarding Patrick Mahomes
The other major headline of the evening was when Rihanna appeared to confirm her pregnancy during her half-time performance.
Social media is trending with fake news regarding Patrick Mahones
A false allegation that Patrick Mahomes had used performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) to help him play through pain during the Super Bowl spread on social media a few days after the game.
Although the claim is false and not at all accurate, it has received over 2 million social media views.
The viral tweet states:
#BREAKING: Chiefs Super Bowl legitimacy put on hold as NFL plans to launch an investigation on possible PED use by Patrick Mahomes during halftime. Sources confirm his rapid postgame drug test came back POSITIVE and if guilty the Chiefs could be stripped of the win.’
Who is Simon Charles, the NFL Parody account spreading false news about Patrick Mahomes
Fans were curious about Simon Charles because he started the rumour as the main source of it. Simon Charles is a parody account posing as a genuine journalist who reportedly goes by that name and is not a real person.
On Twitter, you may follow the parody account @S CharlesNFL. The account, which has more than 4000 followers, advertises itself as an “esteemed sports writer” and utilises a stock photo of an older guy.
The account has has gained a lot of fame and popularity by uploading obviously false parody sports content.
But it’s undeniable that the account appears genuine, and the profile image appears to have fooled countless people into believing that “Simon Charles” is a real journalist with a trustworthy article.