Chuck Norris forced to deny he was part of Capitol riots after lookalike selfie

<p>Chuck Norris is a Republican supporter</p> (Getty Images)

Chuck Norris is a Republican supporter

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Chuck Norris was forced to deny he was at the Capitol riots in Washington after a selfie of a lookalike was shared widely online.

Social media was awash with pictures of the riots that saw supporters of Donald Trump push back police barricades and breach the US Capitol building in Washington.

One picture shared on Twitter showed a picture of a pro-Trump supporter standing next to a man with a likeness to Norris.

The picture was shared with the caption “Chuck Norris” and the comment: "Wait, so are we not going to mention the fact that Chuck Norris was at the MAGA insurrection?"

After the tweet was shared hundreds of thousands of times, Norris’ manager issued a statement explaining that the Hollywood star, who is a longtime Republican supporter, was thousands of miles away from the scenes of violence at the time of the riots.

He told NBC News: "This is not Chuck Norris and is a wannabe lookalike although Chuck is much more handsome.

"Chuck remains on his ranch in Texas, where he has been with his family."

Social media users pointed out that the man at the riots looks younger than the Hollywood star and has different coloured eyes to the actor.

Others were more convinced that the lookalike was Norris.

“They look like twins, if not the same person” said one Twitter user.

It comes after Jamiroquai frontman Jay Kay responded to fans who compared him to another member of the violent mob who stormed the US Capitol wearing horns and fur.

In a video posted on Twitter, Kay, 51, assumed an American accent and said: "Good morning world. Now some of you may be thinking you saw me in Washington last night but I'm afraid I wasn't with all those freaks."

The riots took place after Mr Trump urged his supporters to descend on Washington to protest against Congress’s formal approval of Joe Biden’s victory.

Some Republican legislators were raising objections to the results on Mr Trump’s behalf when the proceedings were brought to a halt by the riotous mob.

When Congress reconvened in the evening, legislators condemned the protests that defaced the Capitol and vowed to finish confirming the electoral college vote for Joe Biden’s election, even if it took all night.

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