The editor of a leading newspaper has been sacked after putting an April Fools Day joke on the front page of his newspaper...on the wrong day.
The article went out today (31st March) and it caused confusion amongst the news reading population. It was an article that involved Salt being banned in Chip Shops and it was so obviously a joke...but on the wrong day.
The Newspaper immediately took the drastic action of sacking the editor and have now been asked to explain their actions by other newspapers who thought the sacking was harsh.
The owner of the Newspaper said simply "It was the wrong day for jokes. We're in the middle of a war and we also found the content shocking. We thought it might be damaging to people with heart problems"
In fact this statement was backed up by a leading cardiologist. He said "The shock of finding out that chips shops were no longer going to put salt on chips would be more harmful to a cardiac patient than the heart disease the salt was said to cause in the first place."
The sacked Editor has apologised and confirmed that he is planning to devote the rest of his life to drink. He said he had always put his work first in the past, but now he felt the time was right to spend as much quality time with the drink as possible.
The owner of the Newspaper said he took that statement as insult. "We never neglect the drink at our newspaper. That's why no one corrected him when he got the date wrong. He'll be hearing from our lawyers...the next time someone in our editorial office is sobre enough to fill in the paperwork."
By Katarina Frogpond