The Lyon right-back, Rafael Da Silva played the worst April Fools prank ever.
Rafael could be well advised never to try going into comedy and to stick to his day job for as long as possible after his 2017 April Fools prank went wrong on social media.
The Brazilian, should clear off the word ‘comedian’ from the potentials in his resume in his future careers wherever he finds himself after hanging up his boots, especially after nobody bought his joke that he was retiring at the tender age of 26 in April.
The ex-Manchester United defender topped off his chaotic efforts by coming up with the joke at 6:21pm on the evening of April 1 – towards the end of the day when everyone was already aware and ready for pranks.
The unfriendly reactions from people confused the 26-year old whether to delete the post or to leave it.
That commendable stance has not diluted the many critics’ stinging responses, as Twitter users piled in to go against “the regrettable April Fool’s joke ever”.
A lot of fans noted that it would have played out better if only the prank had come earlier than it did, as they might have taken the France league 1 player more serious.
The right-back moved to France league 1, his current club Lyon from the UEFA Europa League champions, Manchester United for a reported transfer fee of £2.5million in the summer of 2015, having first arrived from Brazilian side Fluminense as a 17-year old in 2008.
He has recorded more than 200 senior club appearances in his career thus far, and has won his only two caps for his country, Brazil back in the year 2012.
Rafael might hope that his productivity on the pitch remains better than that of his “jokes”.