Fabian Delph stormed out of an interview with Manchester City’s official website after being asked how long it’ll be before he returns from injury.
The England international, 26, walked out after saying: “To be honest, you guys like to ask a lot of questions about injuries, don’t you?”
“I thought City TV was a bit different.”
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But, of course, it was all a big practical joke on the interviewer.
Full credit to Delph for his Oscar-worthy acting skills; he genuinely looked irritated by the question.
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Video: Delph 'storms' out of interview
Delph's acting skills are first class
The interviewer looked a little shaken and upset, not to mention confused.
Her line of questioning was hardly Jeremy Paxman-esque, so quite why Delph stormed out the interview was a complete mystery to her.
Delph, still in acting mode, then walked back into the room and said: “I’m not doing anything else for City TV.”
Seconds later he said the magic words: “April Fools!”.
Because it wasn’t filmed on April 1, it’s difficult not to feel a little sorry for the interviewer.
She said “that’s really not funny” after realising she’d been tricked, but eventually saw the funny side and swore at everyone involved in the prank.
Delph hoping to earn place in Euro 2016 squad
Delph, who joined Manchester City from Aston Villa last summer, has been out of action since February with an Achilles tendon injury.
However, he should return within the next couple of weeks and will be keen to make up for lost time.
Delph will be desperate to help Manchester City secure a top-four finish - aware that Pep Guardiola will be watching on from Munich - and knows that a run of eye-catching performances between now and the end of the season could lead to a place in Roy Hodgson’s 23-man squad for Euro 2016.
The midfielder admitted in an interview with the Mirror last weekend that earning a place in the England squad for this summer’s European Championships would be “perfect”.
"I really enjoy representing my country and it's been the highlight of my career so far," Delph commented.
"The niggling injuries have held me back, but hopefully I can get a few games under my belt before the Euros and try and impress the manager. If I don't manage to do that, I'll only have myself to blame.
"My overall aim is to finish the season strongly on a personal level and for my club and if that's enough to get me into the England squad for the championships as well, then that would be perfect."
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Note: Fabian Delph's interview was an April Fool.
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