Peter Crouch 'Made Inquiries' To Change Name On The Back Of His Shirt This Season
Last year I decided to request a bet that Paris Saint-Germain striker Kylian Mbappe would change the name on the back of his shirt to 'Kylian'.
Unfortunately it never happened but plenty of modern day footballers are scrapping tradition go with a nickname.
Just look at the likes of Hulk, who's real name is actually Givanildo Vieira de Sousa.
I sound like that bloke who constantly repeats 'back in my day' at the start of every sentence, but it's true and Peter Crouch could have easily been the latest player to follow the crowd.
Back in July last year, Twitter user @ asked Crouchy who decides what footballers can put on the back of their top:
The Stoke City forward replied, suggesting that he change his name to Crouchinho.
In fact, he even 'made inquiries' about the name change but unfortunately for us watching at home, it has yet to happen in the 2017/18 season.
But just imagine the scene: "At the age of 36, 'Crouchinho' from Macclesfield has been recalled to the England squad for the 2018 World Cup after an inspirational run of form under his new shirt name."
He may or may not have been joking at the time, but Twitter were desperate to see 'Crouchinho', 'Crouchzilla' or 'Giraffe' on the back of his shirt come August 12th when Stoke came up against Everton at Goodison Park:
Here are some of the best reactions:
There's still 11 matches still to play in the Premier League, Peter.
You've got around three months to make more inquiries. MAKE IT HAPPEN.