If there's ever a day to avoid social media, it's April Fools Day.
Dom Dwyer and Sydney Leroux are expecting? Howler is doing an ode to the infamous denim kit? Orlando City SC are going all-in when it comes to purple grass? These are just a few of the many traps we were subjected to this year.
As they tend to do, the New England Revolution got in on the fun, claiming that they've been docked three points by not following the proper protocol related to using the yellow soccer ball. Adding to the legitimacy of the claim was the acting of club president Brian Bilello, who could merit an Academy Award nomination.
Was the prank on par with the legend of Luis "El Lobo" Fangoso? No, of course not. But the prank is believable and well-produced, which are two elements needed to make a good prank.
If nothing else, the response of Revolution staff writer and online host Jeff Lemieux was worth a chuckle.
Yes, and my mother always told me that just doing my best was enough. RT @cmg799 that's the best you can do?
— Jeff Lemieux (@jeff_lemieux) April 1, 2015