Tony Benn, the iconic left-wing politician, died on Friday. News of his death led the BBC (and HuffPost). Tributes flooded in from the Prime Minister and other political leaders. Twitter reacted rather differently.
For Twitter, Tony Benn's death marked the passing of a boxer. Specifically, this boxer Nigel 'the Dark Destroyer' Benn.
Thankfully, as far as we know, Mr N Benn is alive and kicking. Here's how Twitter users fought through their emotions to leave tributes for Nigel.
I just can't believe that the boxer tony benn
aka the dark destroyer has died
😂😂😂— imnotbeingracistbut (@notracist_but) March 14, 2014
Sad to hear Tony Benn has died. Great boxer. Had a pretty good left jab— Neil Wright (@Neilly21) March 14, 2014
The list goes on, and on, and on. You can read them all here.
Meanwhile, if you want to know about the real Mr Benn who died today, there's plenty of news and tributes here.