After his fight with Mirko Cro Cop it was revealed that heavyweight fighter Pat ‘HD’ Barry had broken both his hand and his foot in the bout.

Hours later a picture of Barry’s right foot emerged on the net looking extremely swollen compared to the left one.  So much so in fact that some people believed that it was either fake, or that the left foot in the picture wasn’t his.

Check it out below and judge for yourselves.

A few days on and it seems that the mischievous Barry is indeed playing a prank.

What made me come to this shocking Sherlock Holmes-esque conclusion?

Well the pictures below posted on Barry’s twitter page contained some subtle clues that couldn’t escape my keen eye for this sort of thing…

Exhibit A:

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Exhibit B:

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Well played Pat, well played.

In case anyone’s thoroughly confused by what’s going on I should point out that Barry did indeed break his foot in the fight and it’s expected to be a in cast for six weeks as a result.  Look below for genuine pictures of the damage he sustained to both his hand and foot.

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