The best of April Fool’s Day 2016 from the world of soccer

Southampton's official twitter account pranked fans with new logo.

Each April 1, the soccer world tries to fool fans with pranks and tricks, and this year was no different, with several clubs competing for the best laugh.

Did you fall for any of these corkers? Here’s the best:

Southampton’s emoji club crest

It’s good, but surely no-one bought it?!

Fabian Delph tricks Manchester City reporter by storming out of an interview

Poor woman.

Plymouth Argyle use animal droppings to improve playing surface

The Plymouth Herald put in a mighty lot of effort to make supporters think English fourth-tier side Plymouth Argyle had loaned two ‘buffalo-like anoas’ to remove algae from their Home Park pitch. Not only did they include video analysis of the Lowland Anoa, they even include bullet points to point out various key facts the fans might find useful.

Arsenal buddy up with Citreon to create ‘retractable sunroof’ for the Emirates Stadium

Even the players have put in a bit of effort for this one.

Rio Ferdinand takes his first steps into management

We’re struggling to believe you, Rio.

French side Lyon paint their pitch blue

Parc Olympique Lyonnais tweeted that Lyon’s pitch would be painted blue for the rest of the Ligue 1 season this morning. Luckily for the fans, the photo isn’t too convincing.

Jon Flanagan teamed up with Liverpool to prank his teammates

Flanagan had them fooled.

Real Madrid and Barcelona to compete in ‘Cricket Clásicos’

You’ve got to love a pre-Clásicos laugh.

And that’s that…until next year!

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