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10 bizarre moments from football pundits that could have been April Fools' pranks

If only these pundits had been joking when they'd come out with these whoppers...

Thursday, 1st April 2021, 11:13 am

April Fools’ Day, the prankster’s Christmas, is upon us – and once again we’ve seen the usual smatterings of bad jokes and toothpaste-filled Oreos doing the rounds on social media.

Waking up on April 1st, it feels like you’ve got to be on red alert to avoid being duped by a scheming loved one or an errant press released from a globally-renowned company trying to hedge their bets in the battle for marketing supremacy.

But sometimes it’s hard to separate the seriously ridiculous from the ridiculously serious, especially when it comes to the reams and reams of off-the-cuff nonsense that some of the nation’s most recognisable football pundits spew out on the regular.

Granted, none of these wild assertions are necessarily jokes, but you’d be forgiven for thinking they are.

In-keeping with the spirit of the day, here are 10 bizarre punditry moments that could have been April Fools’ Day pranks...

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