One of the most prominent groups that are prolific on Twitter these days seems to be sportsmen, especially footballers, and two we often write about here at OSM, are Manchester United’s Rio Ferdinand and Jack Wilshere of Arsenal. However both of them were out-witted yesterday as they attempted to play April Fools’ pranks using Twitter, but managed to miss the mark.
Rio Ferdinand, one of the most prominent celebrity Tweeters of the moment, attempted to fool the media by tweeting that he’d signed up to do the next series of “Dancing on Ice.” Many celebs enjoy trying to spoof the media on April Fools’ Day and it seems Ferdinand was no exception but none of the major media outlets fell for it, according to Metro.
Meanwhile Arsenal’s Jack Wilshere was also using Twitter in his attempt at a hoax, and tweeted that Arsene Wenger was going to sell him in the summer. Alas, none of the major media providers got sucked in by that one either, but good attempts guys and we wish the one about Ferdinand doing “Dancing on Ice” were true! Apparently Carlton Palmer Cole of West Ham did manage to dupe one of the national papers by saying he’d been dropped from the squad this weekend, but the story was suddenly wiped from the company’s website once they realized they’d been fooled.
If you enjoy April Fool’s stories you may like to read our articles about the Google April Fool joke about Gmail Motion yesterday that was fiendishly clever, or about Google April Fools’ through the years. What are your thoughts on Ferdinand and Wilshere’s April Fools’ efforts? Let us know with your comments.
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