A story circulating the internet about a merger between the Scottish football giants Glasgow Rangers, and their Premier League namesakes, Queens Park Rangers, is a hoax, says the story's writer, me.
The story, which appeared on satirical news website TheSpoof.com Original Rangers/QPR merger story, told of how, due to the alleged financial irregularities at Ibrox Park, and the Strathclyde Police investigation and possible prosecution, the Gers had decided to link up with the pride of Shepherd's Bush, QPR.
It was completely bogus.
Unfortunately, scores of Scottish football fans read the story, believed it was true, and immediately got in touch with the writer of the story - your faithful narrator - to tell me how ridiculous my suggestion was, and how ludicrous I was for writing the story.
Little did they know, O my brothers, Ludicrous is my middle name.
Or, at least, one of them.
I now wish to make it clear that Glasgow Rangers, the second-best team in the whole of the great country of Scotland, are not, in fact, so far as I know, been involved in any merger talks with Queens Park Rangers, or any other football or sports clubs, and, in the event that they had, would be unlikely to find such gullible willing partners anyway.