Although the way things are going, I will not be surprised if everyone is using escape goat in a decade or two, more’s the pity.
A scapegoat is a person or animal which takes on the sins of others, or is unfairly blamed for problems. The concept originally comes from Leviticus, in which a goat is designated to be cast into the desert with the sins of the community. Other ancient societies had similar practices. In psychology and sociology, the practice of selecting someone as a scapegoat has led to the concept of scapegoating.
And from…..errrr, ill-informed….people today