Peter Crouch Posts Hilarious Acceptance For The PFA Trophy
Peter Crouch might not have won any awards at the PFA's awards dinner on Sunday night but the Burnley striker was still recognised and honoured at the event, as he brilliantly pointed out.
Much like the Ballon d'Or the PFA Players' Player of the Year award has become more and more important in the football world with the rise of social media allowing everyone to have an opinion/moan about who should and shouldn't win awards.
It came as a surprise to literally no one that Virgil van Dijk won last night's PFA award, partially because the result had already been leaked, after an incredible season with Liverpool.
The big news from the PFA, although still not last night, was the announcement of the Team of the Year after the rest of the Premier League's players somehow included Paul Pogba in their team.
One man who didn't make an appearance in the team was Peter Crouch, and that of course was no surprise at all, however the Burnley striker did spot himself at the awards.
It seems that the trophy for being in the Team of the Year, as modeled by Andy Robertson, was based on Crouch:
Extremely proud to be the Pfa player of the year trophy pic.twitter.com/DkZ5yDjWpn- Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) April 29, 2019
Crouchy's rangey legs are unparalleled in the Premier League so it's clearly based on him and who could blame the PFA for wanting to make the former Stoke City striker's legend live on.
The 38 year old may have only played five times for Sean Dyche's team this season, after joining in January, but he's still the player with more headed goals in the league's history than anyone else, not bad for a man who's good with his feet for a big man.
At 6 ft and 7.1 inches Crouch isn't the tallest player to have played in the Premier League with Costel Pantilimon and Lacina Traore both measuring in at 6 ft and 9 inches, virtually towering over the striker.
The former Liverpool player is closer to the end of his career than the beginning but he'll always be remembered by members of the PFA Team of the Year members.