‘Leaked’ Stags fixture list was a hoax

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Mansfield Town fans who thought they had struck gold when a ‘leaked’ fixture list for next season appeared on social media over the weekend will be disappointed to discover is was a hoax.

The proper list is due be released at 9am on Wednesday, June 22.

The Football League confirmed they have yet to draw up a schedule for the 72 League clubs, despite the ‘leaked’ document purporting to have the list completed.

The Football League said they are yet to even review a first draft of the fixtures and this will not be done for the next 10 days.

They announced on Twitter: “We can confirm the ‘fixture list’ published online at the weekend is a hoax.

“At this stage we are still about 10 days away from being able to review a first draft of the 2016/17 fixture list.

“It’s worth noting a number of the fixtures in the hoax list would not be permitted on those dates for operational and policing reasons.”

The fake list had Stags away at Colchester United on the opening day and ending the campaign with a home game against Accrington Stanley.

The Football League season begins over the weekend of August 6th.

It will finish on May 6th, 2017 with the League Two play-off final on May 27.