Two Imposters "Blagged" Their Way Into The Olympic Parade With Plastic Medals

​"We just thought, you know, we'd give it a go."

Two men joined the Olympic 'Heroes' Parade' in Manchester on Monday after they claimed to be part of the Great Britain fencing team. And yep, they got away with it. Sort of.

Accordingto Sky News, there was a heavy security presence, but the imposters "blagged" their way in and climbed aboard the float which was carrying the gold medal-winning women's hockey team and modern pentathlon athletes through the city centre.

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However, the duo's moment in the spotlight was short-lived. Despite their efforts to blend in by wearing the Team GB kit complete with fake plastic medals, the men were forced to own up when they realised they had been rumbled by news reporters.

"We got the medals and we just thought, you know, we'd give it a go," one of the men explained to Sky News.

"We actually got ushered on, it was actually completely against our will.

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"We blag something every now and then but we're going to get off at the next stop."

The men were asked to leave the float and while the other athletes were said to be amused by their presence, the British Olympic Association was left concerned about the security breach. 

"We are aware of the matter, and are disappointed anyone would want to detract from the athletes' celebration," a spokesperson said. "This did not spoil anyone's enjoyment of a wonderful event."