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Former Peterborough defender sent one of the most incredible Valentine's Day tweets ever seven years ago

Former Peterborough defender sent one of the most incredible Valentine's Day tweets ever seven years ago

A classic of the genre.

Former Peterborough defender Gabriel Zakuani posted a viral Valentine's Day tweet seven years ago today.

February 14 has rolled around once again, bringing with it the usual debate between people who love it, and others who think that all 365 days of the year matter the same. A debate for another place, perhaps.

Anyway, if you are ex-Peterborough and DR Congo defender Zakuani, you might just have spent a while in your other half's bad books for a tweet back in 2017.

Zakuani was a cult hero at Posh, making over 200 appearances in six seasons for the club and helping them to get promoted to the Championship twice.

He also played in the EFL with Northampton and Gillingham, and ended his career in 2020 with Dagenham and Redbridge before moving into broadcasting, where he hosts BBC shows in Africa, while he also works as a under-20s assistant manager for the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

But one of his most viral moments came on Valentine's Day, when he revealed to the world that he was playing a match that night - but hadn't told his partner.

Accompanied by a picture of Arsenal legend Patrick Vieira, Zakuani wrote: "Watching the mrs making Valentine's dinner reservations, she still hasn't realised I've got a game tonight."

The ironic thing about the tweet was that Zakuani did actually have a game that Tuesday evening, with his Northampton side hosting Swindon at Sixfields.

Northampton did pick up a 2-1 win, with John-Joe O'Toole scoring an 82nd-minute winner.

But it was bad news for Zakuani, who wasn't named in the squad as he was recovering from an injury.

We suspect, all these years on, that he might well have known all that beforehand, but the question still remains - did he manage to attend the reservation instead?

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Topics: Football, League One, League Two, EFL Championship