An article saying that the Kansas City Chiefs signed Lebanese Alpine skier “Jackie Chamoun” to the team isn’t real.
The article–published on satire sports news site Empire Sports–says: “The KC Chiefs, in need for an explosive WR, signed Jackie Chamoun to a one year contact today, making her the first female NFL player ever. Terms were not disclosed but inside info confirms that she will have to wear a complete break-away jersey and modified pads. She will most likely be used as a possession receiver. She has fairly good speed running the 40 at 4.45 hand timed.”
It also includes a fake quote from Clark Hunt, the owner of the Chiefs.
Empire Sports has a disclaimer saying it’s satire.
“Empire Sports is a satirical and entertainment website,” it reads. “Empire Sports uses invented names in all its stories, except in cases when public figures are being satirized. Any other use of real names is accidental and coincidental.”
Other fake news stories include titles like “Miesha Tate Chokes Taylor Swift In Backstage Altercation,” which isn’t true, and “Lebron James To Sign With Dallas Cowboys and Leave NBA After Season Ends,” and “Tim Tebow Confirms Belief in Santa Claus.”
No mainstream media covered the Chiefs signing “Jackie Chamoun” to the team. The article also spelled her name incorrectly.
If the Chiefs were to sign a female player, it would create a huge stir among mainstream media, namely sports agencies like ESPN and Sports Illustrated.
Chamoun, 22, recently competed in the Sochi Olympics, taking home no medals.