BALTIMORE (WJZ) — In a well-thought-out April Fool’s joke, the Baltimore Ravens announced they will be the first team in NFL history to choose to take a ship over an airplane to get to England.
This news is now reported to be an April Fool’s prank on Ravens’ fans, according to Ravens’ Director of Public Relations Patrick Gleason.
The Ravens announced in a press release that they will charter a cruise ship and sail across the Atlantic Ocean for their Sept. 24 game in London against the Jacksonville Jaguars.
The team said they will leave from the Port of Baltimore directly after its Week 2 game.
The team’s reported cruise would have taken seven days, putting the Ravens in London in time for kickoff at Webley Stadium.
Head Coach John Harbaugh even got in on the joke saying, “This is something that’s never been done before. We try to be on the cutting edge. We try to study the best ways to keep our team as competitive as we have.”
The team alleged that they choice to take a ship across the Atlantic was because it will allow the players’ bodies to adjust to the time changes and rest more than a flight would.
Ravens’ offensive lineman Ryan Jensen even tweeted that he was excited to set sail.
The Ravens’ actual plans for traveling to London for the game on September 24, have not yet been confirmed.