A fake Dennis Bergkamp Twitter account left the likes of Arsenal, Edwin Van der Sar and thousands of Gooners red-faced when it became clear the account wasn't real.
The account quickly amassed over 60,000 followers, with even the likes of celebrity Arsenal fan Piers Morgan being fooled by the prank, reports the Metro.
Arsenal seemed to confirm the Dutchman's presence on the social media site when they included the account in an official club tweet to promote a feature on their club site. that read '@DBergkamp1969 describes this as his "finest moment for @Arsenal'.
And it wasn't just Arsenal that fell for the stunt, as Bergkamp's current club Ajax - where he is currently assistant manager, having played for the Dutch outfit early in his career - also appeared to confirm the account.
Former team-mate and Manchester United 'keeper Van der Sar was also fooled into confirming that the account was genuine.
However, Arsenal team-mate and now Barcelona star Cesc Fabregas soon stamped out the prank, outing the account as a fake on his own Twitter page:
"Dennis Bergkamp account is completely fake guys. Have a good day."
The prank comes in the wake of Bergkamp's admission that he would one day like to return to the Gunners as a coach.
The Non-flying Dutchman, as he was fondly referred to because of his fear of flying, has also recently released his first book 'Stillness and Speed: My Story'.
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