Lane Kiffin is learning an important lesson about the mean streets of Twitter.
The Florida Atlantic head coach posted a hilarious tweet on Friday, revealing that he had gotten blocked by an account that was impersonating him.
— Lane Kiffin (@Lane_Kiffin) April 20, 2018
Kiffin’s A-plus use of the monocle emoji aside, the impersonator account was created in December 2016 (the same month that Kiffin accepted his current position). It also reads “Head Coach of the Florida Atlantic University Owls Football Team” in its bio. Sporting nearly 5,000 followers, the account can sometimes make it seem convincing with generic coachspeak tweets that are tagged with a location of Boca Raton, Florida.
Congrats to @AlabamaFTBL on a hard fought win. Great job @Tuaamann_, and @JalenHurts…way to be there for your teammate. @FootballUGA isn’t going anywhere, either. Already looking forward to to the 2018 #CFB season! #NationalChampionship #BAMAvsUGA #owlsup #faufootball #KingOfFL
— Lane Kiffin (@CoachLaneFAU) January 9, 2018
— Lane Kiffin (@CoachLaneFAU) August 23, 2017
It is especially difficult to tell the difference between real life and parody when it comes to Kiffin since he has proven to be quite fond of posting troll tweets.