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Soccer Star Yardis Alpolfo -- April Fool's Day, 2003
Alex McLeish, manager of the Scottish Rangers Football Club, announced that he had signed Yardis Alpolfo, a seventeen-year-old Turkish player, to a £5 million deal. Many news organizations, including Reuters, reported the story as fact. Yardis Alpolfo was an anagram of "April Fool's Day."

April Fool Categories: Sports, United Kingdom, Scotland, 2003, Loof Lirpa.
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