Did you see The Sun’s Gareth Bale announcement fail on Twitter? 5 years ago

Did you see The Sun’s Gareth Bale announcement fail on Twitter?

A bad joke or a genuine balls-up?

After what seems like a million years, Gareth Bale’s move to Real Madrid was finally confirmed last night.

The Welsh man becomes the world’s most expensive player, with a six-year deal to be announced today, after the Spanish giants handed over €100million to Tottenham.

He is set to be officially unveiled at lunchtime today and Real Madrid tweeted this image last night to confirm the move.

Bale tweet 1

The Sun also tweeted out confirmation, but we’re still not sure if they were trying to be funny, or if they simply mixed up their Welsh Bales.

Bale tweet 2

Whatever it was, the tweet was quickly deleted, leading us to suspect it was a genuine, and rather funny, mistake.