Falling for it: UK tabloid duped by report that Pakistan PM Imran Khan mocked Man Utd captain Maguire

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There is just one problem, however. The website from which they sourced the report, The Dependent, has some small print underneath the story, and not to mention the word ‘SATIRE’ written in bold red right next to the headline of the article. 

The above piece is a work of satire and does not present itself as the truth,” it says. 

The article was removed from The Mirror’s website once readers pointed out their rather obvious error – and it’s a good thing too for the Manchester United press office who clearly aren’t in the humor for any further bad publicity following the recent tumult on the red side of Manchester.