Midday has passed and April Fools’ Day 2016 is officially over.
So, let’s look back at the morning’s banter and bring you the best five stories.
5. WWE for Our Wayne
The Express went with an exclusive on Wayne Rooney’s decision to quit Manchester United and football, in order to pursue a career in WWE.
It was claimed that the final straw for Wayne came when his son asked him for a Jamie Vardy England shirt.
This was not the most creative story. In fact, it works because it is highly plausible!
Perhaps Wayne should take what was intended to be a joke and use it as inspiration for a career in which he is probably much better suited nowadays!?
4. Emoji club crest
Southampton pretended that they were set to launch a new club crest featuring a smiling halo-wearing emoji to tie in with their nickname, The Saints.
— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) April 1, 2016
Emoji-makers, please don’t create a Gunnersaurus icon, because – such is Arsenal’s love for everything Twitter – the North Londoners might actually do something like this for real!
3. Klopp wants Moyesy as his no.2
Empire of the Kop nailed football satire with this superb article, titled ‘Jurgen Klopp wants to appoint David Moyes as Liverpool’s Assistant Manager for his Premier League experience‘.
Here’s a snippet: “It’s not yet clear what will happen to Klopp’s current assistants, Zeljko Buvac and Peter Krawietz, but it’s assumed they’ll be asked to move on having as of yet failed to gain internet meme stardom – unlike their probable replacement.”
2. Watch out Celtic, Donald Trump and Derek McInnes are about to team up
After a British petition failed to ban him from our shores, America’s wannabe president was reportedly poised to buy Aberdeen FC.
As much as we wanted this to be real, unfortunately it was just talkingbaws.com nailing April Fools’ Day.
1. Jon Flanagan wins
Football clubs don’t tend to execute ‘pranks’ very well. Manchester City exemplified this with their awful effort today.
However, Liverpool FC teamed up with defender Jon Flanagan and club sponsor Vauxhall to create a very watchable and funny 10-minute VT.
— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 1, 2016