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Kyle Walker Posted Bizarre Pre-Match Video With Champions League Runners Up Medal On Twitter

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Kyle Walker Posted Bizarre Pre-Match Video With Champions League Runners Up Medal On Twitter

Kyle Walker sent his Manchester City teammates a video message ahead of the 5-0 thumping of Sporting CP in the Champions League last night.

The England defender was suspended for the fixture after picking up a needless red card in the dead rubber group stage game against RB Leipzig in December.

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He therefore didn't travel to Lisbon and watched at home as Pep Guardiola's side ran riot with five goals inside an hour.

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Bernardo Silva struck twice, with Riyad Mahrez, Phil Foden and Raheem Sterling also getting in on the act.

Image: PA
Image: PA

And after the game, Walker took to Twitter and Instagram to share the video he had recorded for his colleagues.

The former Spurs right-back was wearing one of his England caps, holding a Champions League Man of the Match trophy and with his silver runners up medal around his neck.

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Image: PA
Image: PA

"First and foremost I just want to say sorry I can't beat there tonight cheering you on," Walker said in the video.

"I'll be watching at home. Make sure we get a good victory and a good position going into the second leg.

"I want to change this silver one to a gold one but I feel what we're doing and achieving as a team, this will be the icing on the cake - to end up in a final again and hopefully lift this Champions League.

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"All the best tonight lads and I'll see you when you get back."

Walker was integral to City's run to the final in Porto last year, where they were beaten 1-0 courtesy of a Kai Havertz strike just before half-time.

The Premier League champions are favourites for the competition this term and appear to have one foot in the quarter finals after a resounding away victory at the Jose Alvalade Stadium.

While some people could see what Walker's intentions were, many felt his message was a little strange and might not age too well:

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Walker was hit with a three-game European suspension for his poor challenge on Andre Silva, which was the second time he's been sent off in a City shirt.

UEFA categorised the tackle as "assault", though City have appealed the length of the ban.

Featured Image Credit: Image: Kyle Walker

Topics: Kyle Walker, Manchester City, Champions League

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