Greg Jennings snookers ESPN Wisconsin reporter with April Fools' joke
Greg Jennings came up with one of the better April Fools' jokes we saw yesterday.
Jason Wilde (left); Jennings (right)
Most April Fools' Day jokes are pretty lame. But new Vikings wide receiver Greg Jennings actually offered up a pretty good one.
Jennings is a fairly prolific tweeter and has more than 300,000 followers, and more than a few of them were surprised to wake up to this tweet yesterday:
Due to the massive influx of rude & disrespectful comments I've recently received, I've decided to shutdown my account. It's been real guys!-- Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2013
Some of Jennings's followers surmised that he was joking right away, but Jason Wilde, senior NFL writer for ESPN Wisconsin, bought it hook, line, and sinker, and promptly got on his moral high horse:
And @gregjennings Tweet again is why I said what I did about Twitter last night. Fake Kevin Ware accounts, too many mean-spirited folks.-- Jason Wilde (@jasonjwilde) April 1, 2013
But shortly thereafter, Jennings made clear that he was just April Fooling:
APRIL FOOLS!!!!!! Hahahaha As if I could ever stay away! Good morning guys!-- Greg Jennings (@GregJennings) April 1, 2013
Wilde, as you'd expect, took a good deal of ribbing from his followers for his gullibility.
Meanwhile, by making Wisconsinites look bad before he's played a game in purple, Jennings is already earning his $47.5 million as far as we're concerned.
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