The suspected Roberto Luongo Twitter account is mocking us

“Thanks for winning the game for Schneider, Lappy. Or should I say, thanks FOR NOTHING.”

Now, despite plenty of convincing evidence, we can’t say for certain that @strombone1 is the Twitter account of one Roberto Luongo, but this no doubt how the Canucks’ netminder prefers it. Considering the way Canuck fans treat him these days, not to mention the way they chased Mike Duco off Twitter, or the horrible, misogynistic garbage they said to Theo Fleury and, more recently, Brittany Carnegie, you can understand why Luongo might choose to keep his Twitter account shrouded in mystery.

It’s also just funnier that way, and Luongo knows it.

Recently, Luongo has begun poking at the fact that no one can prove it’s him by tweeting questions to the fake Luongo account, @notbobbylu. That’s what he did today, on his 33rd birthday:

 

Love it. Clearly, the man hasn’t let the events of Tuesday night spoil his mood.

Sending out this tweet today is genius. Here we were, wondering if Luongo’s confidence would be shaken and his birthday ruined by the jeers he received last night on his way out (or the cheers Schneider received on the way in, which is the same thing).

Instead, Luongo’s just cracking jokes about how sexy he is.

If it turns out that this account really isn’t Luongo, we will gladly cop to being duped. But, in the meantime, it’s much more fun to assume that it is. Consider that this isn’t the first time Luongo has tweeted the fake Luongo account. Three days ago, he queried it on the constant mispronunciation of his name on Coach’s Corner:

 

I dunno, bud, but it seems like you might have an opinion on it. Go on…

And neither of these instances are the first time Luongo has mocked us over the fact that no one can prove it’s him:

 

 

I know some of you want to run this guy out of town, but I hope he’s here forever. Lucky for me, his contract indicates he will be.

Update: Julia points out that Canuck Place isn’t shy about who’s behind the account:

 

But seriously, I hope this account never gets verified.

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19 comments

  1. Julia
    April 4, 2012

    Check the Canuck Place twitter stream. About four hours ago they tweeted, “Happy birthday to our friend Roberto Luongo (@strombone1). Thanks for everything you do, Lui – big hugs from Canuck Place!”. And when a fan tweeted back that Luongo might not want that info out in the open, they tweeted,” Lui’s a good friend of ours, so no worries on that!”. Hmmm…maybe it’s his way to letting us know that the account is legit?

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 4, 2012

      Ooh, I missed that, thanks.

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    • Nee
      April 4, 2012

      As long as it’s never officially verified, he should be able to be relatively anonymous. Which is awesome. He’s able to be as nutty as he wants to be this way (for example: The Bachelor…really Lu?!) and we get to see a different side of him.

      Don’t ever change Roberto. Keep on tweeting your crazy randomness.

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    • Shand
      April 4, 2012

      Aww.. I wish they hadn’t done that.. All but confirmed now

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    • Phileo99
      April 4, 2012

      I kind of liked the entertainment value of the shrouded mystery. Too bad the curtain has been unveiled

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  2. cableguymike
    April 4, 2012

    Remember when CBC put up the fake Mason Raymond twitter account during an interview with him? That was awesome.

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  3. Lucky
    April 4, 2012

    Haha love lu!

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  4. zach
    April 4, 2012

    zinggggg anddddddd Luongo has been made by Canuck Place

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  5. Sheryl
    April 4, 2012

    My God. This is the best thing ever! Totally made my day after the jeers ruined my game-viewing experience last night. I love it!

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  6. sarah
    April 4, 2012

    Great picture for this article. You can just tell that Lappy and Lu are having a chuckle at someone’s expense.

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  7. Abby
    April 4, 2012

    Pure Bulis moment here. Seriously, we need to as a fanbase focus on why we love this Lu guy rather than why we hate him.

    Because there’s a heck of a lot more to love than hate.

    (oh, and a vid I saw last night of an interview with Luongo last fall at the beginning of the season when he was struggling. Love to see the kind of person that Roberto is beyond what the media is force-feeding everyone.

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  8. Britt
    April 4, 2012

    I think the most damning evidence is that most of the Canucks on Twitter follow @strombone1. Either take that as confirmation that it is Lu or a ploy by the players to further the mystery…

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    • Winsy
      April 4, 2012

      Exactly! I was just going to comment about the same thing!

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  9. Addy
    April 4, 2012

    Thanks for the video clip. That was hilarious and I loved getting a glimpse of the “person” of Lou. Loved it

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  10. StevenK
    April 4, 2012

    I’m not convinced that this is Lu.

    I can’t misread this tweet and take it as something offensive or inappropriate.

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    • Harrison Mooney
      April 4, 2012

      Ha. I see what you did there.

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  11. Winsy
    April 4, 2012

    I’ve never really been a big Lu fan, but he’s starting to grow on me. I think it must have been because of the way the media portrayed him, and I KNOW the media can skew things to give you the wrong impression. Thanks for the vid. I’d like to see more of that side of Lu and less of the “tire pumping” Lu. It will be fab if it IS his twitter account. We can get to know Roberto.

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  12. tom selleck's moustache
    April 5, 2012

    Took a look at the strombone1′s tweet; there’s some damn funny stuff in there:

    Louis Vuitton is now making condoms for the more sophisticated one night stand!

    Does anyone else think Eli Manning looks like Gazoo from the Flinstones with that helmet? http://pic.twitter.com/RLUNIGAJ

    Cashiers think they are so slick by hiding the large bills underneath the tray… No criminal would ever think to look there apparently!

    It confirms the impression I get from seeing his interviews with Cabbie and Jerry Dee: Luongo’s got a quirky, dry sense humour that I think is hilarious.

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  13. Dave R
    April 5, 2012

    While the account being real is very likely true because of the Canucks Place tweet, it is possible that they’ve been duped as much as everybody else has, and just believe that it’s really Luongo.

    They might not actually know.

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