Arab Billionaire set to complete Leeds United takeover TSS April 1, 2010 Leeds United 19 Comments Sheikh Jimbob Shawaddywaddy exclusively reveals his interest in Leeds United to TSS; “The first of April seems such an appropriate day to be ‘foolish’ with my money and buy what is most certainly a asset-less and over-priced club, from a known and untrusted English villain.” So hard to resist April Fools Day pranks when you’re in such a position to manipulate NewsNow. Go on… Tell me you already knew and I didn’t fool anyone! (rolls-eyes) Since I wasted your time in coming here, I thought I’d better provide you something worth reading. It’s not Leeds United related, nor is it football related, but here’s my favourite April Fools prank of all time; UFO Lands in London 1989: On March 31, 1989 thousands of motorists driving on the highway outside London looked up in the air to see a glowing flying saucer descending on their city. Many of them pulled to the side of the road to watch the bizarre craft float through the air. The saucer finally landed in a field on the outskirts of London where local residents immediately called the police to warn them of an alien invasion. Soon the police arrived on the scene, and one brave officer approached the craft with his truncheon extended before him. When a door in the craft popped open, and a small, silver-suited figure emerged, the policeman ran in the opposite direction. The saucer turned out to be a hot-air balloon that had been specially built to look like a UFO by Richard Branson, the 36-year-old chairman of Virgin Records. The stunt combined his passion for ballooning with his love of pranks. His plan was to land the craft in London’s Hyde Park on April 1. Unfortunately, the wind blew him off course, and he was forced to land a day early in the wrong location.