Thursday, April 2, 2009

Obama Is An Eastbourne Fool.

Obama: Fantasy fan.

U.S President Barack Obama is an Eastbourne Fan. How is this possible you cry. Well, Mr Obama's cousin Achtog Laprifolo plays for Eastbourne and according to the Blue square Premier League official site, and to Eastbourne's official site, The President is going to be at Priory Lane this Saturday for the game vs Ebbsfleet.

Wowser, oh wait, yeah, I geddit!

Achtog Laprifolo That's an anagram of 'April Fool Gotcha'. The sites mentioned above yanked their prank early after a phone call from someone representing the President one suspects.

Mr Obama is currently in England for the G20 summit.

UF and Eastbourne FC were not the only ones playing tricks yesterday. After the jump, some more footy April fools from around the leagues.

Capello also requested that the badge on the new England shirt be put higher than usual to avoid rubbing on players' nipples. (Daily Star)

Port Vale are to change their name to Burslem Port Vale next season, and have unveiled a new badge suspiciously similar in outline to rivals Stoke's. (Port Vale official website)

Several clubs have revealed new shirts today - such as York's one-off purple shirt to be worn at the FA Trophy final, Lewes's one-off green and black shirt to mark the announcement of the South Downs as a National Park, a new pink home shirt for Crewe and Wigan's switch to red and white halves next season to reflect a kit worn in 1932.

Bury are to raise some much-needed revenue by staging a Monster Truck racing weekend on their Gigg Lane pitch, where the trucks will go head-to-head with the groundsman's tractor. (Bury official website)

Wolves chief executive Jez Moxey is in talks to star in the next series of Strictly Come Dancing, alongside Hungarian sensation Lora Pliof. (Wolves official website)

Barnsley will pioneer a Football League initiative whereby their players and managers will wear microphones wired up to the Oakwell PA system as part of an anti-swearing campaign. (Barnsley official website)

Accrington Stanley have offered former Premier League referee Jeff Winter the role of stadium development manager, after he recently criticised the facilities at their ground. (Accrington official website)

And finally... injuries, suspensions and illness are causing several managers and coaches to come out of retirement for this weekend's games - including Swansea manager Roberto Martinez, Walsall assistant manager Martin O'Connor and Barnsley coach Kelham O'Hanlon.

All of these pranks were highlighted by the BBC yesterday.


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