British Ambassador to Bosnia and Herzegovina Matt Field was recently duped by pranksters; a "Bosnian student" whom he praised online turned out to be one of the world's best-known former porn actresses.
Matt Field unknowingly reposted a humorous tweet that gave a shotout to Saša Garanović, a fictitious student of the Faculty of Electrical Engineering in Sarajevo who had allegedly won third place at a math competition in Chicago, lamenting that she had not enjoyed enough media attention.
The caption was accompanied by a photo of Sasha Grey, a retired American porn star who is now pursuing a career in modeling and music.
"Well done, Saša," Field tweeted, according to the Bosnian news portal Source.
After realising what a blunder he made, the diplomat, who took office last August following a number of overseas political and policy roles, deleted his erroneous tribute and turned it into a joke.
"Now I know how many follow me on Twitter. And that's something," he said, adding, tongue-in-cheek, that he'd managed to "go down in history."
E pa eto, očito sam nasjeo na bosanski humor. Ali bar sam uspio ući u istoriju. Sad znam koliko me prate na Twitteru. I to je nešto. Obrisao! Namjera je bila dobra.;)— Matt Field (@MattFieldUK) 6 февраля 2019 г.