Bart Simpson would be proud.
One of the longest running and most notable gags on The Simpsons is Bart calling up Mo’s Tavern and asking for customers with names like “Hugh Jass” and “Drew P. Weiner.” Surely there’s no way you could pull that off in real life, though, right?
Well, a group of wily teens at a low-level soccer match in England tricked the public address announcer into calling out for the owner of a car with the license plate number “NE14 ABJ.”
One of the pranksters came forward to identify himself and thankfully provided video of the announcement, which is just as hilarious as it sounded.
This is actually a fairly common prank in England. If you search Twitter, you can find dozens of examples of people getting tricking people in stadiums and grocery stores into making the very same announcement.
That stadium announcer at Macc was done good and proper today announcing - owner of a Merc with reg. NE14 ABJ was blocking a driveway.— MarkDG (@ytiraloPehT) December 9, 2017
Omg someone just got a poor guy in Tesco to announce the NE14 ABJ registration thing n am dying for him☹️☹️— Lisa (@lisabrowningx) December 7, 2017
Who ever rang in with a car to be moved Reg NE14 ABJ 👏🏽👏🏽lucky it was noticed before announced 🤣🤣— Ben Robinson (@B3NROBINSON) December 30, 2017
The announcer at Tuesday’s AFC Fylde game probably didn’t blink because the club’s opponent was named—and this is not a joke—Ramsbottom United.