A group of Huddersfield Town fans left a Leeds supporter seeing red – after they put a Terriers logo on the side of his van.
Whites fan Steve Fenwick turned the air blue when he came out of the pub to find his mates had done their worst.
Pal Jamie Riordan, 41, of Quarmby, cooked up the plan with friends Nigel Dyson, Steve Peace and Jamie Marriott.
Jamie said: “I was talking with Nigel in the pub and one of the lads is a signwriter for vans and did some Town bumper stickers for cars.
“Steve Fenwick is a wind up merchant and is constantly banging on about Leeds. He came into the conversation and we decided to stick a sign on his van.”
The four mates all chipped in towards the £15 cost of the self-adhesive sticker with the new-look Town terrier logo – but the biggest problem was planning how to carry out the prank.
It took three or four weeks to come together but on Friday night Steve – and his battered Ford Transit – were lured to the Spinks Nest in Birkby.
The pals almost let the cat out of the bag when there was much sniggering and whispering. Eventually Jamie was able to sneak outside and slap the logo in place on the side of the van.
Steve, of Birchencliffe, runs his own cleaning company and uses the van for work. When he came out of the pub he knew something was up but couldn’t figure it out.
After walking all round his van he spotted the sticker and his response was unprintable.
Mortgage advisor Jamie said: “All four of us chipped in and it was the best £4 we’ve ever spent! It was priceless.
“The van’s a bit of a banger so we thought Steve would take it quite well. He says he’s going to keep it for a while. He might pick up some extra business as Town’s official cleaning company!”
Though Nigel, Steve Peace and Jamie Marriott are Town fans, dad-of-two Jamie wants to make it clear he’s an Arsenal fan, with Town as his second team.
“I was born in Halifax and when I was a kid Halifax as a football team were pants, and probably still are. I decided to support Arsenal who weren’t even that good at the time.
“I was a season ticket holder at Arsenal for five or six years until last season. All my mates are Town fans and I want to see them do well.”
The video was posted on Facebook and has had thousands of views.
Steve described the prank as “good banter” but his pals had better watch out. “Revenge will be dished out at the right moment,” he warned.