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Spare a thought for the guy with the same name as Donald Trump’s ex-campaign advisor

A guy called George Papadopoulos has been in the news after Donald Trump’s former foreign policy aide became the first person to be charged in the investigation into alleged Russian attempts to interfere in last year’s presidential election.

Except he’s not THIS George Papadopoulos, who found himself at the centre of more social media interest than usual in the last 24 hours. About a million times more, in fact.

For the nth time, I am NOT Trump's foreign policy adviser! I have NO association with the Trump camp! NONE!

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 30, 2017

To all: I am NOT that George Papadopoulos. I am in Greece visiting my mother so today it has been kind of surreal to keep up with.

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 30, 2017

I am back now from our village where there are MANY George Papadopoulos men! News hit here but the name is so common it is not a big deal ?

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 30, 2017

Someone just added me to a Twitter list titled "Trumps Cabinet". Nooooooooo! pic.twitter.com/chHxmkPJup

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 31, 2017

Then this guy got in touch to let him know he’s not alone.

I feel your pain, brother.

— Michael Bolton (@michaelbolton) October 30, 2017

And then THIS guy got in touch.

Hey @michaelbolton we should record together man

— James Taylor (@jamestaylor1) October 31, 2017

In a weird instance of Twitter imitating real life, Papadopoulos found himself fielding a whole bunch of interview requests from the media.

I will try to reply to some emails. Sorry, no video interview requests, it's not possible here in this small city in Greece in family home

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 30, 2017

My wife gets me my office phone messages. And I think I may have upset her because there are so many, oh oh!

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 31, 2017

For the avoidance of doubt, this is George Papadopoulos.

And THIS is George Papadopoulos (you know, the Trump one).

Here’s one George’s advice for the other one.

Buy low sell high = Never lie to FBI

— George Papadopoulos (@feeonlyplanner) October 31, 2017

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