On Saturday, Juan Agudelo pulled off an epic troll job that took New England Revolution fans and all of MLS for a ride.
It all started at about 12:30 PM with this loaded tweet:
BIG News: coming up in about an 1 hour follow the kid to find out. @JuanAgudelo— Juan Agudelo (@JuanAgudelo) August 3, 2013
The response was immediate.
In other news: Someone just kicked #NeRevs fans' dog. Their pick up truck broke down and their girlfriend dumped them.— Fake JP Dellacamera (@fakeJPD) August 3, 2013
@JuanAgudelo You're leaving us, aren't you? #NERevs— Monty Rodrigues (@nerevsfan) August 3, 2013
Agudelo seemingly about to leave, Sounders sign Clint, and the only transfer whispers we're hearing are about Charlie Davies. #nerevs #smh— Rebellious Red (@Rebellious_Red) August 3, 2013
Guys relax, we have Imbongo #DucksForCover #NERevs— Matty Jollie (@MattyJollie) August 3, 2013
Rumors have been swirling that Agudelo will be on the move to Stoke anyway, so Revs fans were convinced he was about to announce that he'd signed with the Staffordshire club. As the appointed hour drew near, fans in New England grew more and more cautiously expectant, fearing the worst but still morbidly curious.
Then Agudelo dropped this gem:
THAT -> i just saved a bunch of money on my car insurance by switching to Geico. Seriously #ThanksGeico #winning— Juan Agudelo (@JuanAgudelo) August 3, 2013
There it was. The biggest Revolution trolling since Luis "El Lobo" Fangoso was complete, but this one probably wasn't sanctioned by the front office. Naturally, Agudelo engendered an equally wide range of reactions with this prank:
This, just... I can't. #NERevs— Deep in the Fort (@DeepInTheFort) August 3, 2013
It's not April Fools Day what the F was that?!?! #NERevs— Christopher Brown (@cbrown4747) August 3, 2013
Everyone go outside. See you tomorrow #NErevs #AgudeloWatch— Seth (@SethMan31) August 3, 2013
Did @JuanAgudelo just troll sky-is-falling #NERevs fans? I think he did.— Nathan A. Gower (@NAGower) August 3, 2013
Not sure what's worse, @JuanAgudelo trolling #NERevs fans, or the fact that @amobisays had it before any of the journalists...— Jake Catanese (@JCatanese43) August 3, 2013
One can expect that Agudelo is going to have a little talking-to ahead of him from the PR department, but for the most part, Revolution fans were probably just relieved he wasn't leaving. Yet, anyway.
Of course, someone had to rain on the parade with a dose of (rumored) reality.
That Agudelo tweet kind of sums him up: immature. Stoke City still very close to signing him. More teams monitoring him. Article to come— MLS Transfers (@MLSTransfers) August 3, 2013
For now, though, he stays in Foxboro a little longer. Probably not this weekend, though, since he's still listed as Out for Sunday.