Spare a thought for one man from Scotland called Steve Bannon.
Each time theWhite House chief strategist who shares his namebecomes embroiled in a big news story, the Scottish Bannons Twitter account is mistakenly bombarded with abuse.
Proud Scot living in England, this mans Twitter bio patiently explains. Happily married with 3 lovely daughters. Nothing to do with US politics or running the White House etc.
The vitriol leveled at his @SteveBannon handle took on a particularly obscene dimension this week afternew White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci launched a vulgar attack on the former Breitbart News executive.
Im not Steve Bannon, Im not trying to suck my own cock, Scaramucci told The New Yorker in an interview published Thursday.Im not trying to build my own brand off the fucking strength of the president. Im here to serve the country.
People online responded to Scaramuccis comments, but many erroneously directed their barbs at the Scottish Bannon instead of the one in Washington, D.C.:
Some Twitter users showed solidarity with the Scottish Bannon,who now lives in the southwest of England.
Heres hoping that social media users will double-check who theyre messaging if and when the next scandal breaks.
The Scottish Steve Bannon has pinned a helpful message for any Twitter wags looking to converse with a certain armchair eschatologist: