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The 5 best sporting April Fools hoaxes...

Then again, maybe Mike Tyson is actually coming out of retirement?

1) Fans of Football Manager – fancy a trek back through time to the first ever season of professional Association Football?

How do you feel about taking over one of the 12 clubs involved in the 1888/89 season and guiding them to league or cup glory?

‘Managers will have to master the different rules of the game, including; no substitutions being permitted during matches, the off-side rule not yet being introduced to the game and players flying into tackles without fear of being sent off or conceding penalties. Players must also overcome other, more unusual, tests to their management credentials when faced with their star players being forced into immediate retirement following a bad injury or their entire back four being drafted up to the army.’

Via The Mirror

2) Iron Mike making a comeback?


3) Wings

Mark Webber has been accused of not drinking enough Red Bull before races, and that is why he has been playing second fiddle to Sebastian Vettel.

“We have told Mark to down Red Bull before a race so he can up his game,” a ‘team member’ called ‘Hans Onzeviel’ ‘said’.

“But he refuses – and look what happens, he always loses out to Vettel! No one wants to question Webber’s thirst. But it seems he is not thirsty enough!”

4) George North is the Welsh Dalai Lama

This one arrives via Wales Online

And then…

5) Left-handed hurls

Possibly our favourite hoax of the day


Have you seen any other good sporting April Fools jokes? Tweet us @thescore_ie and let us know >

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