If you’re a big Twitter user and a football supporter there’s a good chance you’re aware of Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner). If you’re not it’s a really simple yet almost brilliant concept. It’s, as the handles suggests, a parody twitter account mocking James Milner as being one of the most boring people you’ll ever meet.
The account basically tweets out the most boring things possible and acts like the Liverpool midfielder while doing so. It’s strangely amazing and quite funny. So much so that it’s grown a following of nearly 500K on the social media site.
The account is so popular that football culture outlet Copa 90 had the real James Milner recite some of the tweets from his Twitter counterpart. The results are as boring as you’d expect.
Here is Boring James Milner tweeting a video of James Milner reciting Boring James Milner tweets:
Here I am reading out my own tweets. https://t.co/8D7DlzHwQ1
— Boring James Milner (@BoringMilner) March 22, 2016
No matter your feelings about Twitter, the fact that something like this can grow to be this big is quite astonishing. The power of social media knows no bounds.