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Ukip awkwardly tweeted a photo praising the supporters in Stoke... but they were in Bolton

Ukip awkwardly tweeted a photo praising the supporters in Stoke... but they were in Bolton

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Life hack: when posting a picture on Twitter, make sure it actually is the place you say it is.

It seems like quite simple advice but, unfortunately, it tripped up whoever is in charge of Ukip’s social media account.

Ukip posted a picture of leader Paul Nuttall’s campaigners, claiming that they were in Stoke-on-Trent.

Unfortunately, they weren’t. The building in the background of the picture is actually an easily recognisable stadium in Bolton.

There’s no two ways about it: the tweet was just plain wrong.

Some internet super-sleuths took to Google streetview to work out where they were.

And, yes, they were outside of the Macron stadium in Bolton – not Stoke-on-Trent.

People are overwhelmingly baffled by the mix-up.

Ukip responded to the error, claiming it as a “cock-up rather than conspiracy”.

A party spokesman said the error was caused following a mix-up with its digital team, stating the photo was taken before activists set off to Stoke.

He added: “Fakery be damned. Photo sent to our digital team, they thought it was when the activists got to Stoke, it was in fact when they were about to set off to Stoke.

“Definitely cock-up rather than conspiracy territory.

“You can rest assured that the guilty party has already been sent to Devil’s Island where they will be force-fed gruel and made to chant ‘I must check before tweeting’ whilst hammering tin tacks into their fingertips.”

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