Talksport get tricked by fake Taribo West interview

Posted by - February 10, 2013 - Africa, Twitter

It isn’t quite up there with Ali Dia’s substitute appearance for Southampton back in the day, but radio station Talksport were duped impressively on Friday night by a fake Twitter account for the former Nigeria, Derby and West Ham defender Taribo West.

West was something of a cult hero with his green and white hair braids and his legendary Champ Man legend status, and therefore you would have expected Talksport to check the validity of what seems fairly obvious a parody account.

Instead, they invited ‘Taribo’ to speak about the African Cup of Nations for a few minutes, even taking the opportunity to call Arsenal a small club.

Clever stuff all round