Ed Balls is more than just a man with a funny name. He’s a walking, talking cautionary tale.
Six years ago to this day, the former Labour party minister tried to search for his name on Twitter. Don’t judge – we’ve all done it. Mortifyingly, Balls mixed up the search box with the one you compose tweets in, resulting in this.
— Ed Balls (@edballs) April 28, 2011
If it was anyone else, it would go unnoticed. But Ed Balls is a well-known British politician, and Brits are born piss-takers, known for their cheeky sense of humor, as well as a flagrant disrespect for authority.
And now, every year on April 28, people celebrate what has become to be known as Ed Balls Day. Here are some of the best tweets from this year.
— Virgin Atlantic (@VirginAtlantic) April 28, 2017
Happy Ed Balls Day! I know the presents and treats are exciting but try and take a moment to reflect on the true meaning of #edballsday
— Zoë Paramour (@ZoeParamour) April 28, 2017
— Sharon O'Dea (@sharonodea) April 28, 2017
Spare a thought for the people who are spending today alone, and the brave emergency services staff who have to work on #EdBallsDay
— Dr Paul Coxon (@paulcoxon) April 28, 2017
— Luke (@LukeeeG) April 28, 2017
Told the kids Ed Balls isn't real three weeks ago. They're still crying. #EdBallsDay
— Charlie (@chralie) April 27, 2017
— Jeremy Vine (@theJeremyVine) April 28, 2017
— murray bates (@reprobates) April 28, 2017
Given Ed Balls Day is on its sixth year, it’s safe to assume it isn’t going away any time soon. Let’s just hope Hallmark doesn’t ruin this beloved occasion.