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Mocked for believing he has COVID-19, from a practical joke by his wife

In the photo: John Aldridge
In the photo: John Aldridge
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8:22 AM EST, November 6, 2023

After undergoing a COVID test, John Aldridge was informed by his wife that the results came back positive. However, after four days of self-isolation, it surfaced that she was merely joking. The former Liverpool footballer shared this experience on social media, much to the amusement of the online community.

John Aldridge is revered as one of the finest strikers in British football history. His service at Liverpool FC brought him legendary status among the fans.

He signed with the club in 1987 as a replacement for Ian Rush. Despite playing for "The Reds" for only two years, he was given a remarkable send-off by the fans. The Irishman played most of his career matches for Tranmere Rovers, and post-retirement, he coached this team for a span of five years.

On Sunday, November 5, Aldridge shared a story on his official X platform account (formerly known as Twitter). The story involving his wife triggered a significant response in the media.

The retired footballer decided to take a COVID-19 antigen test. Contrary to his wife's teasing, the photo he shared revealed a negative result, indicated by a single line.

"Four days ago, my wife told me I had contracted COVID, with 'C' standing for COVID, she said. I self-isolated for an entire week, skipped the pub. However, I ventured out today! Never put your absolute trust in your wives," Aldridge penned down.

Aldridge's post sparked amusement among netizens, some of whom were surprised that he fell for his wife's prank.

After the isolation period, Aldridge visited a pub, just in time to watch Liverpool's Sunday match against Luton Town. His former team tied with the newcomers (1:1). The equalizing goal arrived in stoppage time, thanks to Luis Diaz.

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