James Milner channelled his inner Slim Shady as he tweeted a fan who got him “confused” with Luis Suarez.
Twitter user Lee Barker sent Liverpool midfielder Milner an apparently light-hearted tweet asking Milner where his friend could buy a pair of red shorts the Liverpool midfielder was wearing.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted that the image in the tweet was actually Suarez, not Milner.
Barker then sent a second tweet, paraphrasing the lyrics from Eminem’s 2000 hit Stan, a song about an obsessed fan.
Dear Mister "I'm Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans"— Lee Barker (@Arsleenal) January 31, 2019
This will be the last tweet I ever send your ass
It's been six months and still no word, I don't deserve it?
Barker wrote: “Dear Mister ‘I’m Too Good To Call Or Write My Fans; This will be the last tweet I ever send your ass; It’s been six months and still no word, I don’t deserve it?”
Unfazed, Milner quickly responded with some Slim Shady of his own to show he was in on the joke.
Milner wrote: “Dear Lee, I meant to tweet sooner but I just been busy. Why are you so mad? Try to understand that I do want you as a fan… but you’re asking the wrong number 7 #damn”
The response was very well received by fans.
My teas gone cold I'm wondering why, I got outta bed at all. pic.twitter.com/prOYAhRcus— Chris (@smoggiec) February 1, 2019
Will the real James Milner please stand up. I repeat, will the real James Milner please stand up. We're gonna have a problem here 😁— J (@PROPER__SOUND) February 1, 2019
Milner joined Twitter last March and has won fans for a dry wit which is somewhat at odds with his public persona.
Sadly for the former Leeds man, though, he still has fewer followers than the Boring James Milner parody account.