A minor goof-up on social media can turn out to be disastrous. On Thursday, hours after veteran Bollywood actor Vinod Khanna passed away, some Twitter users ended up mourning (and tagging) the wrong Vinod – former cricketer Vinod Kambli.
After repeatedly being tagged by tweeple grieving his ‘death’, the former India batsman was understandably not too pleased, and lashed out at them. He even blocked one of the mourners (or so the Twitter user in question later said).
This is how the comedy of errors played out:
While one of them pointed out the error..
...one Twitter user played along despite knowing better.
Finally, a furious Kambli decided to set the record straight.
@TweetErrant.Shame on you people n who so ever have tweeted about Vinod khanna's death n tagged my name in their tweets.Have some. continue— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) April 27, 2017
@TweetErrant .respect for vinod khanna.A versatile Actor and who so ever had tweeted abt me.God will surely punished you.— VINOD KAMBLI (@vinodkambli349) April 27, 2017
Some of the 'mourners’ later apologised to the former batsman on realising their blooper.
.@vinodkambli349 sorry i tagged wrong vinod by mistake. i am really sorry guys for the hurts.— Chikoo (@TweetErrant) April 27, 2017