The FA have confirmed that Wembley Stadium won't be used to cook a giant lasagne to make food for everyone during the Covid-19 crisis.
It seems ridiculous to have to even type that sentence but a Whatsapp video recording went viral on Friday that claimed the national stadium would be used to cook the Italian dish to help feed the country, an obviously ridiculous idea.
According to the Mirror, the FA have confirmed that the recording, which said the underground heating would be used to heat the lasagne, was in fact not true at all.
Intercepted voice note reveals the government's plans for Wembley Stadium lasagne during this time of crisis. pic.twitter.com/urD1BioCBI- Football FanCast (@FootballFanCast) March 20, 2020
The recording was done by football fan Billy McLean who recorded the note and sent it into a group of his mates and his mother, and was a parody of other recordings of people who claimed to have inside information.
McLean, aged 29, recorded himself saying, "My sister, her boyfriend's brother works for the Ministry of Defence and one of the things that they're doing to prepare... is building a massive lasagne. At the moment, as we speak, they're building the massive lasagne sheets.
"They're putting the underground heating at Wembley on, that's going to bake the lasagne, and then they're putting the roof across and that's going to recreate the oven, and then what they're going to do is lift it up with drones and cut off little portions and drop it off to people's houses."
Speaking to the Guardian about his now famous Whatsapp message, McLean said, "It was just a one take. I sent it to the football group, my mum and the girl that I'm trying to date.
"It went around the football group. Then I got people that I know forwarding it to me, not knowing it was me, or forwarding it to me asking if I'd heard it. Ex-girlfriends were coming out of the woodwork asking was it me."
Outside of it being an obviously ridiculous thought, there isn't actually a closeable roof on Wembley and that's clearly the only problem with the idea.
Sorry lasagne fans, you won't be getting the dish delivered to your door by drones, via the national football stadium. Hopefully you knew that already...
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