As noted in the Guardian’s Fiver footy email.
HOAX OF THE DAY
“CNN Reports from Tampa – Malcolm Glazer dies in hospital at 2am local time following 3rd massive stroke. #mufc #glazer #RIPMalcolmGlazer” – bored Manchester United fan @Danny_McMullan decides to waste a few seconds of his 185 Twitter followers’ time.
“Malcolm Glazer has died in Tampa: wonder is this will promt flotation or sale?” – bored football journalist Rob Shepherd doesn’t bother tuning in to CNN to see if it’s true and tweets his concern about the financial implications the news could have on Manchester United to his 4,023 Twitter followers.
“WHAT A DAY FOR TELLING LIES ON THE INTERNET” – bored Manchester United fan @danny_mcmullan realises the internet really is full of gullible saps.
Rob Shepherd looks like he might need to think about a change in career. Though his choice might be a bit limited as he’ll fail a CRB check.
Half the internet is calling Danny an idiot, the other half is calling Rob an idiot. I’ll leave it up to you to decide.