Sporting Kansas City fans surely miss star forward and crowd favorite Kei Kamara. The club loaned him to the English team Norwich City before the Major League Soccer season began. And Kamara must have known Sporting fans are dying to get him back, because he burned them but good on Monday.
Kamara tweeted a photo (after the jump) of a plane ticket and indicated he would be back in Kansas City in eight hours. It was, of course, April Fools' Day. Psych.
As any of Kamara's Twitter followers can tell you, the tweet was a perfectly constructed knockoff of his 140-character missives. The always-optimistic forward even threw in the cheery #LifeIsGood hashtag, which is a clone of the other happy-go-lucky hashtags he mixes into his tweets.
Kamara even roped in NBC's Pro Soccer Talk blog, which ran a post with the headline, "Kei Kamara headed back to Sporting Kansas City?" They called it "substantial proof" that Norwich wasn't going to buy Kamara from Sporting. The blog realized that it had been had not long after putting the post up. Even if Sporting could use Kamara on the field this season, it's nice to see that the stresses of playing soccer in England haven't ruined his trademark sense of humor.