<p>Matt Hancock quenched his thirst with what was to become a controversial pint</p>

Matt Hancock quenched his thirst with what was to become a controversial pint

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Matt Hancock is no stranger to being the butt of social media jokes, but this time when he was turned into a meme it really wasn’t his fault.

A photo of the Health Secretary enjoying what appeared to be the worst pulled pint of Guinness ever has sent Twitter into a frenzy.

However, hours after the snap first appeared, its poster revealed all was not as it seemed.

Richard Smith shared the image on Friday with the caption: “State of Matt Hancock’s Guinness ffs.”

The picture showed Hancock cheersing Tees Valley mayor Ben Houchen during a trip to Middlesbrough pub.

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But rather than sip on a smooth glass of Guinness, his beer appeared to be a frothy mess of all head and no body.

Smith’s post racked up more than 2,800 likes and 180 retweets, as users shared their horror (and delight) at the seemingly disasterous brew:

But in a separate message, the original mastermind behind the pic confirmed that Hancock hadn’t been duped into drinking a sub-standard beer.

Smith posted the following short clip, showing how he’d photoshopped the monstrous beverage into the minister’s hand:

Let it be a lesson to us all: don’t believe everything you see on social media.

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