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Tim Tebow Tweet

NFL quarterback Tim Tebow issued a Tweet about the 2012 election results?

Published Nov 6, 2012

Claim:   NFL quarterback Tim Tebow issued a Tweet about the 2012 election results.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, November 2012]

I saw this on Twitter and I am wondering if this is true? Did Tim Tebow tweet this?

I'm predicting Obama will take an early lead tomorrow ... Until all the Republicans get off work. #RomneyRyan2012


Origins:   A Tweet supposedly issued by New York Jets quarterback Tim Tebow using the #RomneyRyan2012 hashtag the day before the 2012 presidential election played on a stereotype of difference in work ethics between Democrats and Republicans, predicting that President Obama would take an early lead in the next day's election results "until all the Republicans get off work."

However, the message came not from the official Twitter account of the real Tim Tebow (@TimTebow), but from a different, similarly named account (@TheTimmyTebow) whose description includes the statement that it is a "(Parody account) Not in any way affiliated with Tim Tebow."

Last updated:   6 November 2012

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