The Queensland, Australia Police Service put out a warning yesterday regarding a group of four suspicious characters:
Police are on the lookout for these men who are believed to be impersonating musicians around Boondall this evening. Avoid the area. It may be hazardous to your hearing and street cred.
Jaded readers, you may be thinking this is just too cute to be a legit joke. It must be a marketing gimmick, right? Nickelback must be in on it, right? Not so fast. The same police department sent this tweet back in December:
— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) December 23, 2014
And there was this, too, a month earlier, mercilessly lumping Nickelback in with Celine Dion and Justin Bieber:
— QPS Media Unit (@QPSmedia) November 16, 2014
How refreshing it is when, in this age of fake rivalries and manufactured controversy, what we see is actually what we get: No joke, these cops just really hate Nickelback.