A PRANK video featuring Arthurlie Football Club has been viewed more than three million times on Facebook.

The first team squad pulled a hilarious prank on their newest signing – but couldn’t believe their luck when it went completely viral on social media.

But assistant manager Chris Mackie – who was in charge for the week – almost didn’t allow the prank to go ahead.

He was stunned when the grainy video, filmed in the changing room of the Dunterlie side, started racking up views and his son who can be seen in the video started getting phone calls from pals who spotted the clip online.

He said: “I was in charge for the week and I had been told that a few of the guys had wanted to pull the prank on some of the lads but I wasn’t sure about it, they had just been given new tracksuits and the last thing I wanted was some of the guys turning up in suits.

“So they asked if they could prank the new signing, Martin Curran, and I thought that would be all right.”

The team told new starter Curran that it was traditional for players to arrive to the first training session of pre-season in a full suit.

However he was the only player told this – and was left visibly red-faced when he turned up to find a dressing room filled with footballers in tracksuits – rather than his sky blue tie and blue suit combo.

Mackie continued: “It’s good craic and good team bonding but none of us expected it to have the reaction that it has.

“The fact that it has over two-and-a-half million views on one website is just incredible.

“It’s a great publicity for the club and great publicity for Curran who has had a great start to the season and has even scored a couple of goals in the first couple of games.

“I’ve seen a few pranks pulled in my time but none that have had this kind of reaction.”

Since the video was posted online by fellow player Darren Convery, the video has been picked up by major social media websites such as the LadBible and the Odds Bible and shared with thousands of people across the UK and beyond.

At the time of going to print it had reached close to three million views on one page alone.