On May 12, the Russian Embassy in London tweeted a screenshot from the well-liked strategy game, Command and Conquer: Generals. The screenshot was designed to be an illustration of what actually took place.
Russian Embassy, UK & Command and Conquer
The image, of three green army trucks, was posted with the accompanying text:
"Extremists near Aleppo received several truckloads of chemical ammo."
Aleppo, the largest city in Syria, has been the site of some of the fiercest fighting in the very real civil war which has been terrorizing the country since 2012. This is no doubt an informative tweet relating to what's currently happening in Syria, but the nature of the image was no doubt unusual. Also, note that it says, "Image used for illustration purposes only" in the corner, and if you type "bomb truck" into Google, this screenshot is the first result.
Sense of Humor: Gamers React
Naturally, a lot of people couldn't pass up on the opportunity to take the piss out of the account and the whole "illustration purposes only" bit. Here are a few of the results.
It should be noted that the Russian Embassy, UK Twitter account has used these kind of methods before and are known for including unusual images to accompany their tweets: like this one from Dead Snow.
What do you make of this tweet?
Source - Eurogamer