Social media relationship gossip tying an A-list Hollywood celebrity with a C-list Toronto Blue Jays player is the latest reminder that you shouldn’t believe everything you read on the internet.
Twitter lit up on Friday when the Twitter account of the Gate 14 podcast posted a report citing TMZ that “Toronto Blue Jays Ace Mitch White is dating A-List actress Margot Robbie.”
Per TMZ, Toronto Blue Jays Ace Mitch White is dating A-List actress Margot Robbie pic.twitter.com/NTuHVtgbS1
— Gate 14 Podcast (@Gate14Pod) January 28, 2023
Some appeared to take the claim at face value, but those willing to do even the slightest bit of digging quickly uncovered that no such TMZ report exists.
Blue Jays Twitter is gonna have a fun time with this
— Blue Jays Husband (@BlueJaysHusband) January 28, 2023
Making the claim of a relationship with Mitch White even less likely, Margot Robbie has been married since 2016.
— Zach••• (@zachleft) January 28, 2023
And for anyone unfamiliar with the 2022 Blue Jays acquisition, the 28-year-old Mitch White has, in no way, attained “ace” status on the pitcher’s mound.
“ace” is doing a lot of heavy lifting here
— DΛVID™ 🇨🇦 (@DavidTheCanuck) January 28, 2023
White’s record on the mound — a dismal 3 and 10 through the 2022 season — isn’t even close to ace-level.
A career 3-10 4.78 ERA doesn’t make him an ace. But dating Margot does so carry on.
— Call-Sign Papa Bear (@cody_walthall) January 28, 2023
The tweet has unleashed chaos on sports Twitter, and dozens of copycat posts have since jokingly tied the 32-year-old Australian A-lister with seemingly random athletes.
Per TMZ, Tampa Bay Rays star outfielder Manuel Margot is dating A-List actress Margot Robbie. If they get married her name will be Margot Margot!!! pic.twitter.com/7LMhFzbQV4
— Stryker Shenoy (@StrykerShenoy) January 28, 2023
Among them, former Blue Jays catcher Reese McGuire — now a member of the Boston Red Sox — was humorously linked to Robbie in a nonexistent romantic relationship.
Per TMZ, Boston Red Sox star catcher Reese McGuire is dating A-List actress Margot Robbie pic.twitter.com/cKy0027FC9
— Justin (@JustinMLB) January 28, 2023
Or how about the Philadelphia Flyers’ totally unhinged, googly-eyed mascot, Gritty? There’s a pair I’d ship.
Per TMZ, Philadelphia Flyers mascot Gritty is dating A-List actress Margot Robbie. pic.twitter.com/RA9C6iTo32
— Mark Ricks (@markricks) January 29, 2023
Fabricated internet rumours come and go, but you can still only imagine Mitch White’s confusion when he saw his name trending on Twitter this weekend, and the uncomfortable conversation that may have ensued with any potential significant other in his life.