Actress Ashley Williams has fun with Twitter confusion

12 August  5 Comments  [Jump to last]

The other Ashley Williams has taken her case of mistaken Twitter identity in humorous stride this week, engaging in Tweets with Evertonians and changing her header photo on the social network to match.

Williams, an American actress known across the Pond for roles in How I Met You Mother, Saving Grace and now The Jim Gaffigan Show, saw her mentions on her @imthesmash Twitter account light up earlier this week when Everton unveiled their new signing from Swansea City.

The Welsh Williams, the Blues' £9m acquisition from the Liberty Stadium, doesn't have a social media presence and fans wanting to congratulate him via Twitter quickly mistakenly seized on his namesake's handle instead.

"Hey all soccer fans who are congratulating me about #AshleyWilliams move to Everton: watch #TheJimGaffiganShow!,” she tweeted. ”Also I'm terrible at soccer."

@ToffeeNews replied saying: "Wait we didn't sign you? I'm a little disappointed really,” to which Ashley responded: "I'm more than happy to take the money, tho! I'll sign whatever you need."

She has since changed her bio to read: “I'm terrible at soccer but you should watch my TV show #TheJimGaffiganShow” and then bettered that by adding a headshot of hers superimposed onto a photo of Everton's Williams posing at Finch Farm as her profile header image.


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Mike Berry
1 Posted 12/08/2016 at 20:22:17
Just a thought – have we signed her instead of him. It would be typical Everton. A bit like signing a goalie with Tourettes?
Tim Greeley
2 Posted 12/08/2016 at 21:10:55
I've seen her on two of those shows and she is kind of an under-rated cutie. Some comedic chops as well. Natural replacement for Niasse. Well played, American Female Ashley Williams.
Tony Draper
3 Posted 13/08/2016 at 04:40:23
We should persuade the "pleasing to the eye" female Ashley Williams to pop on "The Royal Blue Jersey" and not much else.

I'm posting my innermost thoughts again aren't I ?
Nothing entirely incorrect through ?

Jim Potter
4 Posted 13/08/2016 at 06:01:48
As our Ashley is missing the Spurs game it's obvious that he's not as fit as she is.
David Donnellan
5 Posted 14/08/2016 at 20:39:45
A lot more pleasing on the eye than he is. I didn't know who she was before he signed for us. I googled him & she popped up, not at all a disappointment.
I guess there will be a few more Evertonians watching 'How I met your mother' now!

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