Yesterday an explosive device was detonated on the London Underground which injured 29 people and caused mass panic in the nation’s capital.
Despite the so-called Islamic State taking credit for the attack, conspiracy theorists on Twitter have already begun to claim the bombing was a false flag operation designed to boost Theresa May’s popularity.
‘What evidence do they have to make such a claim’ I hear you ask? Not a lot, but it’s not stopped these people jumping to ludicrous conclusions before, so why would it now?
They allegedly have some ‘proof’ of the claims – shoes:
— Robert Thomson (@roberthomson) September 15, 2017
More specifically, shoes left on the Parsons Green platform, which one conspiracy theorist claims is the tell tale sign of a false flag operation.
Twitter user Robert Thompson wrote:
Every time there is a #falseflag there’s always pairs of shoes neatly placed on the so called crime scene. #parsonsgreen
He later posted another photo, this time from the Westminster Bridge attack which took place earlier this year, which also shows an abandoned pair of shoes, with the caption:
Remember the #westminster #falseflag ? More shoes placed neatly on the pavement.
Mr Thomson isn’t the only person who believes false flags are always denoted by abandoned shoes.
One user claims the shoes left behind after the murder of Jo Cox, by Thomas Mair, were proof her death was also a false flag operation.
— WildCat (@calamiTcat) March 23, 2017
Other people have claimed those injured in the blast are just crisis actors who’ve been paid to fake their injuries.
They’ve no proof of this but why let facts get in the way of a stupid idea?
In other real news, a teenager has been arrested at Dover port in connection with the bombing.
More of a concept than a journalist, Tom Percival was forged in the bowels of Salford University from which he emerged grasping a Masters in journalism.
Since then his rise has been described by himself as ‘meteoric’ rising to the esteemed rank of Social Editor at UNILAD as well as working at the BBC, Manchester Evening News, and ITV.
He credits his success to three core techniques, name repetition, personality mirroring, and never breaking off a handshake.