Sean Merriman, web editor, May 1, 2015

Everyone knows that April Fools Day, April 1, is a day dedicated to playing practical jokes on others.

Well, on Friday afternoon, the Twitterverse was introduced to a new, fictitious holiday known as "May Fools."

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It all started when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones almost shut down the internet by tweeting out that he was leaving OSU to transfer to Akron as a "May Fools" joke.

Of course, Jones, who led the Buckeyes to a national championship this past season, is expected to compete with Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett for the Buckeyes' starting quarterback spot this fall.

Check out Jones' initial tweets below.

This is the point where the Twitterverse went haywire, as can be seen by the 2.9k retweets Jones' initial tweet received in less than an hour.

However, shortly after, Jones set the record straight by sending out the following tweet.

As far as we know, "May Fools" doesn't even exist, but it wouldn't be surprising if this picks of traction going forward.

At one point, Jones actually changed his Twitter avatar and background to Akron's logo. Check it out.


Jones then changed his avatar and background back to show him in his Ohio State uniform, which it is currently set as.


The fun didn't end there as some of the top personalities in sports media reacted to Jones' "May Fools" joke.

Take a bow, Cardale. You have officially won Twitter today.