Football Manager Players Left Devastated After Cruel 'April Fool's Day' Prank
"In a display of incredible generosity, the board have decided to award you a sum in the region of £500 million to spend on players and a new stadium."
It's the message every seasoned Football Manager player wants to read.
You smash the spacebar button faster than you've ever hit it before, exit the inbox and head to your scouting network.
"I can finally improve my depleted squad with a few Colombian wonderkids and a striker with 18 composure!" I hear you say. "Next stop, Champions League football..."
But wait. Today is April1st. Sports Interactive wouldn't do such a thing, right?
Well played @FootballManager nice little prank for anyone hitting April 1st (in game) on irl April 1st!!! pic.twitter.com/MC1sa833Ou
- Michael Thliveros (@mickdagreek) March 31, 2020
In a cruel April Fools Day prank, Football Manager decided fool players into thinking they've just won the virtual lottery. Note to self: always make sure you read the fine print.
"Sadly this proved to be an April Fool's wind-up from Sports Interactive." they continued.
Some unfortunate Football Manager players took to social media after they were pranked.
@FootballManager what kind of bullshit april fools is this getting 500 million i just Got so excited you really tricked me
- Patrick (@Patrick16238507) March 31, 2020
@FootballManager mugging me right off here
500 million windfall
April's fools line-up from sports interactive :sob::sob::sob::sob::sob:#footballmanager #AprilFoolsDay
- Tom Armstrong (@tomarmstrong5) April 1, 2020
YEARS I've waited to get the famous @FootballManager April Fool's prank and it's finally happened!
(If it's April 1 in the game and in real life this happens) pic.twitter.com/Yji0SvG2qb
- Gaby McKay (@GabyMcKay) April 1, 2020
I got April fooled by my football manager pic.twitter.com/eX4jKpAQDG
- El Patito Feo (@Haidaarr007) April 1, 2020
@FootballManager I was really happy, the board had offered me half a billion at alfreton........... and then 1st of April whyyyyy
- bernardo carvalho (@bernardodvdrc) April 1, 2020
it was never going to happen at Stockport though, was it lads?