Hoaxer claim mystery call

THE Evening Star has received a call from a man claiming to be the hoaxer who approached Rotherham United about Ronnie Moore.Ipswich Town has insisted the call did not come from the club, so it must have been a hoax.

THE Evening Star has received a call from a man claiming to be the hoaxer who approached Rotherham United about Ronnie Moore.

Ipswich Town has insisted the call did not come from the club, so it must have been a hoax.

The man, who refused to be named or leave his contact details spoke with a Southern accent when he telephoned the Star at 10.30am yesterday .

At first he claimed it was his 'friend' who phoned Phil Henson at Rotherham at 3.50pm on Friday – pretending to be David Sheepshanks.

But he later claimed it was him who actually made the call.

He said: "I just did it as a prank, and I never expected it to blow up this big.

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"I said I was David Sheepshanks and we got talking details. We spoke about a £150,000 compensation clause in the contract.

"That's why Sheepshanks has denied talking to Rotherham."