An unauthorized tweet was posted from one of the UK government’s official Twitter handles

It came 20 minutes after PM Boris Johnson had his daily coronavirus press conference in which he defended under-fire aide Dominic Cummings

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Mr Cummings, said to be one of the key figures behind the government's 'Stay at Home' message, is accused of breaking the coronavirus lockdown twice

The tweet was shared thousands of times before it was deleted

Shortly after, the Government confirmed an investigation has been launched into who posted the “unauthorised tweet”.

Former England footballer Gary Lineker saw the news of an investigation as a chance to parody the UK prime minister's response to Cummings' break of lockdown.

Novelist J.K. Rowling got in the act as well

There are now even t-shirts being sold of the tweet online.