Fourteen years ago, Mick and Kim Manning thought they were doing something pretty cool when they named their son Peyton Manning. They wanted to honor Peyton Manning, then a quarterback for the Tennessee Volunteers, for returning to school for his senior season. But, what they didn't know was that a thing called Facebook would be invented just a few years later and that their son would be cut off from the entire Facebook community because of his name.
That's right, folks. The "other" Peyton Manning is now an eighth grader living in Littleton, Colo. and he's having a hell of a time getting his own Facebook account because of his name. He says that he's tried numerous times to obtain a Facebook page but that the social network keeps denying him because they think he's trying to impersonate the real Peyton Manning.
"People don't believe me sometimes," he told the Denver Post recently. "They think I'm trying to impersonate. Facebook won't let me do Manning at all, no matter how many times I try."
Well, that certainly sucks. Then again, didn't his parents sort of see this coming? Didn't they know that it might not be a good idea to name their kid after a guy who could potentially make things confusing for their son? At the very least, couldn't they have given him a nickname when he was little so that he could use that on Facebook instead of Peyton?
This kid is gonna have a hell of a time living the rest of his life. Can you imagine how many IDs he's gonna have snatched away by bouncers at bars when he turns 21? Ha. Good luck, kid. You're definitely gonna need it.
[via Larry Brown Sports]