The best of April Fool's Day 2016 from the world of soccer

Each April 1, the soccer world tries to fool fans with pranks and tricks, and this year was no different, with several clubs competing for the best laugh.

Did you fall for any of these corkers? Here's the best:

Southampton's emoji club crest

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It's good, but surely no-one bought it?!

Find out more about #SaintsFC's innovative new club crest that will be officially launched in July:

— Southampton FC (@SouthamptonFC) April 1, 2016

Fabian Delph tricks Manchester City reporter by storming out of an interview

Poor woman.

Plymouth Argyle use animal droppings to improve playing surface

The Plymouth Herald put in a mighty lot of effort to make supporters think English fourth-tier side Plymouth Argyle had loaned two 'buffalo-like anoas' to remove algae from their Home Park pitch. Not only did they include video analysis of the Lowland Anoa, they even include bullet points to point out various key facts the fans might find useful.

Arsenal buddy up with Citreon to create 'retractable sunroof' for the Emirates Stadium

Even the players have put in a bit of effort for this one.

Opening April 2017: The world's first retractable sunroof at Emirates Stadium, inspired by @CitroenUK technology.

— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 1, 2016

Rio Ferdinand takes his first steps into management

We're struggling to believe you, Rio.

New Chapter.. Contract signed.. Looking forward to going into management in June. Big summer ahead!

— Rio Ferdinand (@rioferdy5) April 1, 2016

French side Lyon paint their pitch blue

Parc Olympique Lyonnais tweeted that Lyon's pitch would be painted blue for the rest of the Ligue 1 season this morning. Luckily for the fans, the photo isn't too convincing.

Adieu le vert !!
Une toute nouvelle pelouse est installée au #ParcOL pour la fin de la saison !!

— Parc OL (@Parc_OL) April 1, 2016

Jon Flanagan teamed up with Liverpool to prank his teammates

Flanagan had them fooled.

It's April Fools' Day! Watch as @jon_flan93 and Vauxhall UK play a little prank on @LucasLeiva87 and @SMignolet:

— Liverpool FC (@LFC) April 1, 2016

Real Madrid and Barcelona to compete in 'Cricket Clásicos'

You've got to love a pre-Clásicos laugh.

...noticeable by it's absence is the breaking international news, 'Cricket Clásicos', a sport not big in Spain...yet

— AS English (@English_AS) April 1, 2016

And that's that...until next year!

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