@rvp Fuck off you lazy shit, can't score a goal to save your life
1. This is Robin Van Persie, the Manchester United and Netherlands striker.
He tweets as @Persie_Official and has nearly five million followers.
2. This is Indian IT expert Ravi Visvesvaraya Prasad, from New Dehli, who happens to have the username @RVP.
3. As you might expect he gets confused for Van Persie quite a lot by fans who give him all sorts of online abuse.
8. No one wants to be called an “ABSALOUT DICK”. But thankfully, Mr Prasad a) has a marvelous sense of humour b) knows enough about football to take the piss out of his haters and c) is wonderful.
10. He engages in some mild trolling of Manchester United fans.
11. He taunts the injury-prone Van Persie with his healthy legs.
12. He helps psyche out United’s opposition.
13. @RVP’s good-humoured responses has become a bit of a cult hero.
14. And there’s no chance of him giving up his username - instead he’s threatening to buy the REAL Van Persie’s account.
15. He’s not alone in being the figure of misguided internet football hate. Spare a thought for @Moysey, who is not hapless Manchester United boss David Moyes but marketing manager Sarah Moyes from Polmont, Scotland.
16. Or New York-based theatre director @AVB, AKA Ashley Van Buren, who is not former Chelsea and Tottenham manager André Villas-Boas.
17. Something magical happened in the history of People Everyone Mistakes As Famous Football People last night when ALL THREE OFFERED SUPPORT TO EACH OTHER.
@AVB notes that her “guy gets fired a lot”, referring to Villas-Boas’ patchy record as a manager in England. Bookmakers are currently offering odds of 6/1 that David Moyes will be the next Premier League manager to be relieved of his duties and Robin Van Persie is currently out for at least a month with another injury.
So maybe this trio can get on with their lives, without the distraction of industrial strength Twitter hate.