Jimmy Kebe mocks Newcastle United's signings with hoax tweet

Kebe, 29, was born in France but has represented Mali at international level. He joined Reading from French club Lens in 2008.

updated: January 25, 2013 11:29 IST
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London: Reading winger Jimmy Kebe poked fun at Newcastle United's growing French contingent on Thursday by joking on Twitter that he had agreed to join the club.

"On my way to Newcastle, having medical then sign a 4 years contract. Thank you all for your support you've been outstanding !!!!" he wrote.

The tweet was picked up by several British media outlets, only for Kebe to reveal the hoax in a second message posted 14 minutes later.

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