WATCH: Sky Sports fell for practical joke live on air


The qualifying round of the Champions League doesn’t usually get much love, but last night saw one of the craziest results in the competition’s history.

Celtic were beaten by Lincoln Red Imps in the first-leg of their second qualifying round tie, with the former European champions taken down by a part­-time team who have only been able to enter the competition for a couple of years.

So small are Lincoln that one Twitter user made up some crazy facts to emphasise their status as minnows.

They were believable, it turns out. Just a few hours later, Sky Sports News were reading out some of the facts live on air, including the mental one about the local metal detecting society.

Just when you think Sky Sports News couldn’t get anymore tragic, they do this?.

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