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Pique took to Twitter in the early hours this morning to trick the masses into believing he was a father as a part of "Innocents' Day," Spain, Mexico and the Philippines' equivalent to April Fool's.
The footballer tweeted the faux announcement in Spanish: "Our son has been born! We are very happy! Thank you to everyone for your messages!"
Leaving the news to simmer with upwards of four million followers, Pique tweeted 10 hours later to reveal it was all a prank, saying, "We have a name! His name is Innocent! Happy Innocents' Day to all!"
Despite the lighthearted gag from Pique and Shakira, Innocents' Day itself has a more a serious origin. The prank fest comes from biblical story Massacre of the Innocents, commemorating the day Mary and Joseph tricked King Herod by sneaking baby Jesus out of Bethlehem before he could be killed.