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An Irishman's joke BBC breaking news ticker has become a huge meme

It sums up the horror of every news story these days.

PEOPLE ARE NOW, understandably, calling their phones “the fresh horror device” – because every time you unlock it there’s another nugget of nightmarish news awaiting you.

And the same goes for breaking news tickers these days.

So Irish Twitter user @emmetbroaders came up with a new universal breaking news banner for all 2017 occasions

emmet Source: @emmetbroaders Twitter

*applause*

Once he tweeted it out yesterday afternoon it quickly started picking up thousands of retweets.

And other accounts took it and it went even more viral

In the process becoming a massive meme in less than 24 hours

Culminating in the image hitting the front page of Reddit overnight – with nearly 100,000 upvotes

nsfw Source: Reddit

Speaking to DailyEdge.ie, he says that the inspiration behind it was simple:

I’d just like the news to stop

Next time you see a breaking news ticker flash up, check yourself to see what your thought process is.

“Oh f**k what now” just about sums it up.

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