Sergio Aguero signs for Cape Town City FC –  football's April Fool's

Sergio Aguero signs for Cape Town City FC, while West Ham’s Declan Rice, Jesse Lingard and Stuart Pearce release ‘Three Irons’ for Euro 2020! So be honest… were YOU caught out by any of football’s April Fool’s Day pranks?

  • April 1 saw many football clubs and governing bodies attempt to make a joke
  • As part of April Fool’s Day, Thursday was littered with some social media stunts 
  • Cape Town City FC joked they had agreed a deal for Man City’s Sergio Aguero
  • Walkers were said to have teamed up with Leicester striker Kelechi Iheanacho 

West Ham getting the band back together and Sergio Aguero packing his things ready for next season in South Africa were among the attempts at humour from the world of football on April Fool’s Day. 

Jokes made on April 1 are regularly tongue-in-cheek and can often be taken to the extreme. 

The 2021 edition was no different with Aguero’s next move, a hotly-contested debate since it emerged he was leaving Man City, one of the headline jokes as Cape Town City FC revealed they had agreed a pre-contract with the Argentine. 

South African side Cape Town City FC claimed they had agreed a deal to sign Sergio Aguero

Aguero is leaving Man City at the end of the season and Cape Town City took up the April Fool’s

‘Cape Town City is delighted to announce the signing of striker Sergio Aguero,’ the tweet wrote.

‘The forward signs a pre-contract with the Citizens and joins from English Premier League side Manchester City.’ 

City were not the only Premier League club at the centre of an April Fool’s joke on Thursday morning with West Ham offering up an announcement of their own.

The east London side revealed that Jesse Lingard, Declan Rice and former manager Stuart Pearce are to release a song to celebrate England reaching Euro 2020.

West Ham had some fun on April 1 by revealing they would release a ‘Three Irons’ Euros song

Stuart Pearce, sat at a drum set, revealed he would team up with Jesse Lingard and Declan Rice

Entitled ‘Three Irons’, a play on the infamous ‘Three Lions’, Pearce made the announcement sat at a drum kit.  

‘I know Jesse is a big fan of putting bands together from his celebration after scoring against Spurs recently,’ Pearce told the Hammers’ website. 

‘He was really keen to get involved when I suggested it to him and he’ll be doing the singing and playing lead guitar.

‘Dec got a bit of stick for how he played the drums so he’ll be playing the bass guitar and I’ll play the drums on Three Irons.

‘Hopefully we can inspire the lads to glory, England can emulate the achievements of Bobby Moore, Geoff Hurst and Martin Peters and end 55 years of hurt!’

West Ham showed their musical touch recently in celebration of a Lingard goal and Pearce felt keen to tap into that musicality inside the dressing room. 

Over at Leicester it was to be a big day for striker Kelechi Iheanacho.

Leicester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho saw his form rewarded with an April Fool’s Day joke

He was to see his FA Cup brace marked with a limited edition packet of ‘IheaNACHOS’ crisps

The Sun revealed he was to get his own ‘IheaNACHOS’ range after firing Leicester into the semi-finals of the FA Cup. 

Iheanacho scored a brace against Manchester United but waited patiently until April 1 to produce a prank in partnership with Walkers, with his own nacho snack, a play on his surname, the joke. 

Leicester will play Southampton in the last four and poking fun at their opponents, the new IheaNACHOS multi-packs are said to contain nine bags — a nod to Leicester’s rampant 9-0 win over the Saints back in October 2019.

From crisps to kits as the Scottish FA revealed some eye-catching designs for Steve Clarke’s side to wear at Euro 2020.

In what is Scotland’s first major tournament since 1998, the SFA want to mark the occasion and so gauged fan opinion on some Tunnock’s and Irn-Bru-inspired designs, as revealed by the Sun.

Fans were split as to whether the April Fool’s Day designs would fuel success in the rearranged tournament but full-back Andy Robertson looked delighted in the new garments as the model of choice. 

The home top is quite fetching, featuring the Tunnock’s Caramel Wafers’ red and yellow stripes. An Irn-Bru theme dominates the away strip. 

Less than 24 hours after Scotland beat Faroe Islands, the SFA jokingly revealed some new kits




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