A temp staffer for Ota City, Japan held a press conference at city hall this week, announcing that he had recently won a fighting game tournament in Paris, France. The man now admits this was a lie.
Yesterday, a tweet from what appeared to be a FIFA World Cup Twitter account said the Japanese soccer team arrived in Brazil in a Pokémon jet. And people fell for it. Lots of people.
“I’m one of these ‘selfish bastards with a lot of money,’” he says.