Cillian Sheridan has a running joke on Twitter and we are big fans of it here at Balls HQ.
For those of you who aren't familiar with it, the Cavan native goes basically goes on Twitter during a match and tweets out a fake story about somebody involved in the game. He then hopes that people start to call him out for 'fake news', or even better that the story is taken as fact.
Sounds a bit stupid, but it's hilarious. Here's a few of examples:
I remember in the youth team at Celtic and Andy Robertson was called up to train with us. He couldn’t make one single pass. The coach slaughtered him, told him he’d never make it. When training ended, he refused to leave the pitch until he perfected the passing drill. Relentless
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) October 27, 2019
After one of Man City’s games last season, I ended up on the same flight to Dublin as Raheem Sterling. On an iPad he was watching the whole game they had just played. Anyway, we got chatting and he said Pep makes him analyse every game and quizzes him on it the following day
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) October 23, 2019
The accolades Van Dijk is getting now don’t surprise me one bit. I remember years ago in Scotland, about 2 mins into the game I noticed his laces weren’t tied. Tackles, headers, interceptions, he won everything against me. At full time I looked down....his laces were still untied
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) September 17, 2019
All nonsense, of course.
It's pretty funny when people don't pick up on the joke and some of his tweets have actually been run as news on various sites.
His tweet about the Spurs ballboy on Tuesday night brought things to a new level and also brought out Sheridan's inner Coleen Rooney.
The Ironi Kiryat Shmona striker claimed that the ballboy who helped Spurs to score in their game Olympiacos was actually the 15-year old son of recently departed manager Mauricio Pochettino, which was of course not true.
Incredible, you couldn’t write this stuff! The ball boy that helped Spurs with their second goal, is Pochettino’s youngest son Flavio who plays in the under 15’s at Spurs
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) November 26, 2019
The tweet was picked up by various people who took it to be fact, and even resulted in an article on The Celtic Star laughing at the people who thought it was true and questioned why the player even bothers with this charade.
However, Sheridan soon discovered that the same writer who was joking about people believing this story had actually previously been fooled himself when wrote an article on another site about a tweet the player had sent about Virgil van Dijk. Top quality detective work.
Lads lads lads. Look at this bit of investigating I done pic.twitter.com/jmh3Pu0l86
— Cillian Sheridan (@CillianSheridan) November 27, 2019
Coleen Rooney eat your heart out.