“Our team has recognized that a recent post by us using a logo has been misinterpreted by media and it does not reflect any information from our end, and we deny knowing any information regarding the launch of [Gran Turismo 7],” reads Next Level Racing’s statement. “There have been assumptions made in the media that are quite simply untrue. Due to this, we have decided to take down our previous social post. Our Graphic Design Department used the mock logo that is circulated on the internet. We do apologize for any confusion that this might have caused.”

The boilerplate apology was nice, I guess, but scolding the media for covering a potential Gran Turismo 7 reveal is quite the deflection by Next Level Racing. This is literally just the meme of the dude putting a stick in his own bicycle spokes, except the dude is Next Level Racing, the stick is the fake Gran Turismo 7 logo, and he’s blaming his inevitable wipeout on those blasted journalists. And you know what? It’s pretty funny to see it happen in real life.