This prankster came up with the perfect way to troll an American football stadium’s helpline
“What is a bofa?”
Misuse of helplines is inevitable, so when such misuse at least puts a smile on your face it’s something which should be appreciated.
Matt Allaire, 19, got hold of a number from a friend of a text in service to tackle issues at the FirstEnergy Stadium, the home of the Cleveland Browns, so he sent in a query.
Now on the face of it Matt’s text to the American Football stadium appears to be relatively innocuous, a complaint about something another fan had brought into the arena which was “very distracting” for him.
It raises one far-too-obvious question, though – what’s a “bofa”?
Matt’s message has gone viral on Twitter, with more than 26,000 likes but, as you can imagine, the helpline had a pretty inevitable reply.
“I don’t want to publicly advocate for messing with helplines,” Matt, a student at the University of Cincinnati, told the Press Association.
“But I understand why people do it because its funny and I’m clearly not following my own rules.
“I’ve attempted this several times with other teams, but always got blocked immediately, I think there is a joke to be made about how the Browns were the only team to actually fall for this.”
OHMYGODOHMYGODOHMYGOD pic.twitter.com/HTgi8Ziwx8— paco (@AllaireMatt) August 22, 2017
I CANT BELIEVE THEY FELL FOR IT IM CRYING LAUGHING RIGHT NOW— paco (@AllaireMatt) August 22, 2017
While it’s fair to say Matt was pretty happy with this efforts, it seems he also inspired some copycats.
I got in on it too pic.twitter.com/mZXaZ2rRty— Auztin Rozebeezy (@realRosebud) August 22, 2017
So, will Matt be returning to the helpline-pranking business?
“I don’t plan to do any more of these, simply because this one was so perfect and I don’t want to ruin my track record,” said Matt. “But who knows, if the situation presents itself anything can happen.”