Man U fan tricked by 2 Liverpool fans into Facebook 'affair'
18 February 2009. It was the classic Manchester United-Liverpool football rivalry, but this was a prank that went too far.
A Red Devils fan claimed he got duped into driving over 400 miles to begin an affair with a girl he had met on Facebook, only to discover it had been a hoax set up by two rival Reds supporters.
Not only was he made to wait for over three hours when he arrived, his wife discovered his attempted adultery and has left him, reported The Telegraph.
Mr Stuart Slann, 39, had first met the two Liverpool fans while on a holiday in Cancun, Mexico, last November.
The three soon started arguing over football and a series of heated exchanges took place over the three weeks they were there.
Mr Stuart claimed that the Liverpool fans even playfully threw him into the hotel pool, where he accidentally broke his ankle.
Soon after the holiday, he began flirting online and swapping messages almost every night with a woman called Emma from Scotland.
Last month, she finally agreed to meet him in Aberdeen.
As he was driving nine hours from his home in Sheffield to a remote farm in Scotland, he received an SMS from Emma, saying she would be late getting off work.
However, after waiting three hours in his car for her to show up, the two pranksters called him to confess.
They recorded the conversation and put it onto Facebook and video-sharing website YouTube, where it has attracted hundreds of hits.
'Cruel thing to do'
And that was how Mr Slann's wife, Louise, 32, discovered the 'affair'.
Mr Slann said: 'It was a cruel thing to do. I've been taken for a ride. They wound me up good and proper.'
'I'd been chatting with this girl on Facebook for about a month or so. I really thought she was genuine, and I had no reason to doubt it.
'Then when I got the call to say it was all a hoax, I just felt awful.
'If they had asked to drive to Manchester, Leeds or even Liverpool, it wouldn't have been so bad and maybe I'd have seen the funny side.
'But to drag me all the way to Aberdeen was just cruel.
'When I met the lads on holiday, I thought they were all right and we had a bit of banter over football and they threw me in the pool.'
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