Every year, sports teams and personalities across the world tend to rile up their fans on April 1, pranking their supporters with April Fools’ Day jokes. This year was no different, as a slew of organizations posted false news blasts or other joke tweets in order to get a reaction from their fans.
While some of these efforts were rather uninspired, other social media teams stepped up to the plate with some hilarious April Fools’ jokes on Saturday, successfully fooling their supporters and getting laugh from their fanbases. Any sports fan who temporarily forgot what day it was likely had a wild ride scrolling through Twitter before making the realization that it was April Fools' Day.
Among the jokes tossed around this year was the Steelers announcing that Snoop Dogg had signed with the organization, the St. Louis BattleHawks informing their fans that they’d be following in the footsteps of the Rams and moving to Los Angeles, and Victor Wembanyama shaking up the NBA Draft with a major announcement.
Here’s a look at some of the other best jokes made around the sports world on a memorable April Fools’ Day:
We have agreed to terms with WR Calvin Broadus Jr.— Pittsburgh Steelers (@steelers) April 1, 2023
Details: https://t.co/EBgasWShyx pic.twitter.com/iDdP7g6bGq
An official statement from the St. Louis Battlehawks and the XFL: pic.twitter.com/MPBcL5CyOj— St. Louis Battlehawks (@XFLBattlehawks) April 1, 2023
really yo😂😂 https://t.co/imywDIPJCq— Caleb Love (@caleb2love) April 1, 2023
Yes indeed @Metropolitans92 🙏🏽 https://t.co/nMzVyCRA1v— Wemby (@vicw_32) April 1, 2023
I've finally decided LeBron James is the GOAT.— Skip Bayless (@RealSkipBayless) April 1, 2023
Lets go!!!! https://t.co/UNoP1BOJS4— Calvin Johnson Jr. (@calvinjohnsonjr) April 1, 2023
First look at our throwback Oilers uniforms! 👀🔥 pic.twitter.com/xRiBaLAgVq— Tennessee Titans (@Titans) April 1, 2023
When football season ends, a new season starts for @rileyleonard13_— Duke Football (@DukeFOOTBALL) April 1, 2023
🤝 @DukeMBB pic.twitter.com/YnPu5PQiar