This is just a strange little tale, my friends. First, just LOOK at how much these two look alike. You’ve got the trim, thinning dome, exact matching glasses, squintish eyes, topped off with the unfrigginbelievable carbon copy walrus caterpillar ‘stache. It’s uncanny.
The online reaction was swift and immediate. With hockey writers and others creating a tweetstorm among the 140-character crowd. And then it looked like the poor guy was booted out of his seat, a rumour quickly quashed.
Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes talked to the doppelganger himself. Apparently “Mike Watson,” was just a dude with a stache out for a hockey game, telling Mendes, “These are actually just my company’s seats,” he responded. “I haven’t been to a game here in two years. They usually give the tickets to clients, but I was able to go tonight.”
Now, Mendes and others have said this was an underwhelming answer, perhaps expecting it to be some sort of elaborate stunt. Underwhelmed? If this as random as Watson says, that makes it even more amazing. In this day of LOOKATME! GETMEONTVNOW!, especially in sports, the fact this guy picked up some company tickets that just happened to be right behind the bench patrolled by the coach he looks EXACTLY like is, frankly, downright spooky.
But seriously, now that the serendipity is over, whomever Mike Watson works for should plant him there for the rest of the season wearing the company t-shirt.