Local Paper Tricked Into Thinking Reading FC Are Signing A Player Called 'Yermas Dildo'

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While 'Fake News' and 'Alternative Facts' are both disconcerting trends infiltrating the modern media landscape, we can get behind them when they produce football rumours as hilarious as this.

Reporting from the frontline of transfer deadline day, Get Reading, the local paper for Reading FC, were somehow tricked into thinking the Championship club were on the cusp of signing a striker called 'Yermas Dildo', who had apparently scored 76 goals in 93 games in his native Cameroon.

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While it must be difficult to keep track of the flurry of tenuous rumours that inevitably come with the closing of the January window, someone over at Get Reading has had a bit of a shocker, with the lovely people of Twitter kindly jumping on their error.

Fortunately the publication saw the funny side, taking down the incriminating tweet and then sending out a bit of a sheepish acknowledgement.

The player in the picture, by the way, is not - contrary to what Get Reading may tell you - called Yermas Dildo. He is Harlem-Eddy Gnohéré, a French striker who plays for the Romanian club Steaua Bucharest.

As good as this is, it still doesn't quite beat the greatest deadline day dildo appearance of the modern era.