English cricket great David Lloyd has delighted his social media followers with some hilarious tweets directed at none other than Sharon Stone.
And it all came about because of his nickname ‘Bumble’.
Stone’s profile on the ‘Bumble’ dating app was blocked on Monday - the 61-year-old Golden Globe-winning actress asking, “Is being me exclusionary? Don't shut me out the hive.”
Bumble apologised for the confusion but thought users could have viewed Stone’s profile as fake because there was no verification.
“Being the icon that she is, we can understand how so many of our users felt it was too good to be true once they noticed her profile wasn’t photo verified,” the statement said.
“Photo verification is just one of the many ways to connect with confidence on Bumble.”
After the confusion was cleared up, Lloyd thought he’d poke fun at Stone’s predicament.
The cricketer known as ‘Bumble’ because of a likeness with a character from the TV show The Bumblies posted a number of funny tweets about the mix-up, with some rather romantically inclined.
Sharon , Sharon ... take it easy ... we need to talk https://t.co/vhDeXtowQL— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
Can’t make tonight ... darts is on .... I’m ok next week except thurs .. domino night ... can somebody let Sharon know https://t.co/Fzm4YWwdCG— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
We go way back ...... https://t.co/Fzm4YWwdCG— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
Playing the long game ..... https://t.co/yh5J78j7LW— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
Me n Shaz ..........👌 https://t.co/spHP1qrJfW— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
I have nothing to say ......😜 https://t.co/NNLYko8H84— David 'Bumble' Lloyd (@BumbleCricket) December 31, 2019
If anything ever does happen between Stone and Lloyd it looks like the Hollywood icon may have to play second fiddle to the darts.
Stone’s relationship woes
Stone is best known for starring in the 1992 drama “Basic Instinct” and the 1995 crime film “Casino.”
She has been married twice, the first to producer Michael Greenburg and then journalist Phil Bronstein, who she divorced in 2004.
Lloyd played nine Tests and eight one-day internationals for England throughout the 70s, but has become a cult hero as a commentator.
with Associated Press