April 1st is traditionally referred to as “April Fool’s Day.” It’s beloved of practical jokers everywhere. The idea is that before midday you are allowed to play tricks on people, try and catch them out, fool with them.
One of my favourite April Fools was the day that a newspaper published an article announcing that Ian Rush was about to leave Liverpool to join their nearest and greatest rivals, Everton. That’s almost as bad as someone going from Bradford to Leeds or West Brom to Villa. Or the time that a friend phoned and managed to convince his girlfriend that he was one of her professors and that he was calling to let Students know that the University’s main building had been declared unsafe and closed down meaning no exams. Continue reading