THE INTERNET — An odd photograph making the rounds online has caught the ire of animal activists, as well as the attention of many more trying to uncover the true identity of the man in the picture, straddling a dead shark.
The hunt for the naked fat man unofficially began when conservationist and TV host Anneka Svenska tweeted the image out, crying foul. Some users quickly pointed out a striking resemblance to sandwich fast food chain founder Jimmy John Liautaud, who years ago was known for hunting big African game and taking photos with his kills.
When reached for comment, a spokesman for Jimmy John’s denied Mr. Liautaud or Jimmy John’s had anything to do with the photo.
Other users have suggested the chubby shark spooner could be Florida Gators football coach Jim McElwain. When reached for comment directly, Coach McElwain responded saying, “I don’t know who it is, but it isn’t me.”
The identity of the man photographed remains a mystery.