The Transfer Rumour Mill Summed Up

Newcastle fan tweets a rumour with a named source but no link:




The Mirror report on it without checking the named source.  Why waste time and lose column inches if it proves to be false?





The Sunderland Echo too:





And the South Shields Gazette





Among many others.

Then the originator of the Tweet reveals his subterfuge and rightfully ridicules the Mirror for having run with it:


4 minutes later, Chronicle Chief Sports writer Lee Ryder pours cold water on the stories that have been in the press, but fails to attribute his source:

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