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SBD Global/July 6, 2012/Media

Are You Serious? McEnroe Doesn't See The Humor in Pseudo Twitterers

During the fourth-round match between David Ferrer and Juan Martin del Potro, ESPN’s Chris Fowler said “one of the amusing things about Twitter is they have these ... parody accounts: Pseudo Fed, Pseudo Rafa. Very funny.” ESPN’s John McEnroe asked, “You mean fake guys pretending to be these guys?” When Fowler answered yes, McEnroe in a serious tone said, “Why is that funny? Shouldn’t they be arrested as imposters?” Fowler said, “They make it plain that it’s not the real Roger Federer saying the things that Pseudo Fed says. I’m not trying to convince you of the comedy potential of Twitter, I’m just saying it’s out there.” Fowler called it “good-natured parody” and said to McEnroe, “Take it or leave it. I’m not trying to sell you.” McEnroe: “I’ve left it. I haven’t entered it. ... Is there a Pseudo Chris Fowler?” Fowler: “It’d be pretty dull” ("Wimbledon," ESPN, 7/3).
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