Christmas is pretty good – but it’s no match for Ed Balls Day.
In case you didn’t know, today marks the fifth anniversary of a fantastical moment which will forever dominate the history books… The day when Ed Balls tweeted his own name and nothing else.
However, this annual celebration is a little sadder than it has been in the past, as our saviour, Ed, is no longer MP for Morley and Outwood having lost his seat last May.
Although, as you can probably imagine, the balls-up (sorry) will not be forgotten any time soon.
Here’s some of our favourite tweets from Ed Balls Day morning:
— Damian Corbet (@DamianCorbet) April 28, 2016
— Owen Thompson MP (@OwenThompson) April 28, 2016
— Jamie Glackin (@JamieGlackin1) April 28, 2016
— Cllr Roger Westwood (@RogerWestwood) April 28, 2016
— Mockeree (@mockeree) April 28, 2016
Even Domino’s got involved in Ed Balls day:
— Domino’s Pizza UK (@Dominos_UK) April 28, 2016
But some Twitter users feel the day’s message is being diluted by marketing campaigns:
— Ed Balls (@mightyshakerjnr) April 28, 2016
I too miss the good ol’ days when Ed Balls Day was pure and simple.
But the message still stands: Happy Ed Balls Day everyone!
Joseph Loftus is a Gold Standard NCTJ journalist with four years experience working for international and regional press.
As well as working for UNILAD and LADbible, Joseph has worked as Liverpool Correspondent for Unsigned & Independent Magazine, as well as stints with the Liverpool Echo and Warrington Guardian.