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Comedian Writes Bizarre TripAdvisor Review About a Cafe, a Hot Dog-Waving Man and Ashley Cole

Comedian Writes Bizarre TripAdvisor Review About a Cafe, a Hot Dog-Waving Man and Ashley Cole

A comedian almost convinced thousands of TripAdvisor users that Ashley Cole stopped a crazy hot-dog waving man from hassling him.

Phil Lucas – who had a brief spell in the news after posting a hoax ad offering 734 photos of TV presenter Kate Garraway for £25 – was behind the review which popped up on the travel website on Saturday.

It was a review on Brighton cafe the Verano Lounge which immediately caught the attention for the namecheck of former Arsenal and Chelsea full-back Cole.

Apparently the cafe was nice, but was more noteworthy for the strange meeting with the Roma defender.

Lucas was enjoying his day outside the Lounge until a man appeared waving a hot dog.

The bizarre story then goes on to tell how Cole randomly emerged from his Range Rover to threaten the man, telling him to leave Lucas alone so he could get on with his coffee.

Cole ‘drove off’ into the sunset, leaving Lucas pleased and ready to share the story on TripAdvisor.

But it has since emerged that the genius bit of storytelling is all fake – as Lucas confirmed on his Twitter account today:

Shame, we – and plenty other news outlets it seems – were enjoying the thought of Cole foiling the evil plots of all hot-dog waving villains around the world.

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