I Faked My Way to a £15K/Month Pro Football Contract | Fakes, Frauds & Scammers

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As a kid, Gregoire Akcelrod’s dad told him that he was such a bad footballer that he should never kick a ball again. But Gregoire wasn’t going to let that stop him from fulfilling his childhood dream. With the help of a fake website, an embellished CV, and some misleading photos, Gregoire hoaxed his way from being an unfit amateur player to convincing top clubs he was a rising star. The ruse worked so well that he was only hours away from being signed by a team in the Champions League, when football fans spotted that something was very wrong. In one night, his lies started to unravel, and his life’s ambitions came tumbling down. In a series of candid interviews, Fakes, Frauds & Scammers relives some of the most audacious scams and fraudulent stunts of our time from the mouths of the perpetrators themselves. Whether it’s money, fame or simply an addiction to lying, we find out what motivated these tricksters and whether the highs, lows and ramifications were worth it in the end. Check out the VICE World News playlist for global reporting you won't find elsewhere: www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLw613M86o5o4S3BXgi3bCiIVuopQxIMgV Watch more like this: I Fooled People Into Believing I Was Ed Sheeran www.youtube.com/watch?v=GaTXUdle1NE How We Staged a UFO Hoax www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cW8RsWNnKg My Wife Hired a Hitman So I Faked My Death www.youtube.com/watch?v=mpyQDo_VoaM Click here to subscribe to VICE: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE. Connect with VICE: Check out our full video catalog: bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com More videos from the VICE network: www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/vice The VICE YouTube Network: VICE: www.youtube.com/VICE MUNCHIES: www.youtube.com/MUNCHIES VICE News: www.youtube.com/VICENews VICELAND: www.youtube.com/VICELANDTV Broadly: www.youtube.com/Broadly Noisey: www.youtube.com/Noisey Motherboard: www.youtube.com/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: www.youtube.com/NOC i-D: www.youtube.com/iDmagazine Waypoint: www.youtube.com/WaypointVICE Click here to subscribe to VICE: bit.ly/Subscribe-to-VICE About VICE: The Definitive Guide To Enlightening Information. From every corner of the planet, our immersive, caustic, ground-breaking and often bizarre stories have changed the way people think about culture, crime, art, parties, fashion, protest, the internet and other subjects that don't even have names yet. Browse the growing library and discover corners of the world you never knew existed. Welcome to VICE. Connect with VICE: Check out our full video catalog: bit.ly/VICE-Videos Videos, daily editorial and more: vice.com More videos from the VICE network: www.fb.com/vicevideo Click here to get the best of VICE daily: bit.ly/1SquZ6v Like VICE on Facebook: fb.com/vice Follow VICE on Twitter: twitter.com/vice Follow us on Instagram: instagram.com/vice The VICE YouTube Network: VICE: www.youtube.com/VICE MUNCHIES: www.youtube.com/MUNCHIES VICE News: www.youtube.com/VICENews VICELAND: www.youtube.com/VICELANDTV Broadly: www.youtube.com/Broadly Noisey: www.youtube.com/Noisey Motherboard: www.youtube.com/MotherboardTV VICE Sports: www.youtube.com/NOC i-D: www.youtube.com/iDmagazine Waypoint: www.youtube.com/WaypointVICE

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