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At around 7pm on Tuesday night, Chelsea fan Jordan Brightman-Charles decided to order a takeaway. It was a spur-of-the-moment decision that would lead to one of the craziest moments of his life to date.
The 21-year-old, a social media editor for YouTube side ImperialWharfFC, opted for a McDonald's on the evening of February 23rd, 2021.
He ordered a Double Quarter Pounder Meal for himself and a Big Mac Meal for his mum. Oh, and don't forget the Chicken Nuggets and Mozzarella Dippers to share - a must for any cheat day.
"Neither my mum or I could be bothered to cook, so we decided to get a takeaway on UberEats, as you do." he told SPORTbible. "I decided to go for a McDonald's because it'd been a while. It was a standard order really."
After several minutes of waiting around, Jordan was surprised to read a familiar name on the confirmation message.
"I saw the "your driver is..." notification and I clocked the name said Roberto Carlos. I thought I was seeing things, so I went on the app and the driver was actually called Roberto Carlos.
"Straight away I knew that I had to put a tweet our because it made me chuckle. I tried to think of something clever and then I remembered that pinger of a free kick he scored against France and thought I'd go for it."
That tweet quickly found its way on Twitter timelines around the world.
"As soon as I posted it, my notifications were going crazy, which I didn't expect." he told us. "I'd previously had a driver called Adriano but that tweet didn't blow up."
Man's gonna ping me my food from 40 yards out pic.twitter.com/x8dJksZ2bR
- Jordan Nazário de Lima (@TheKFCKezman) February 23, 2021
Although he knew the Brazilian World Cup winner, formerly of Real Madrid, Inter Milan and Fenerbahçe. was unlikely going to turn up outside his West-London house on a random Tuesday night in February, the intrigue was still high.
Minutes later, as the Twitter post began to go viral, Jordan's order was here and UberEats driver Roberto Carlos was waiting outside his door.
"Me and my mum were chatting with him and he was fairly nice," the 21-year-old says. "We made a joke about his name and then he told us he's actually named after Roberto Carlos the singer, not the footballer."
It turns out there is a 79-year-old, Brazilian singer-songwriter called Roberto Carlos. In fact, he was considered one of the most influential artists in Brazil during the 1960s and has a net worth of $160 million. Who knew?
As Jordan tucked into his McDonald's, reminiscing about the good chat he just had with Roberto, he was forced to mute his notifications because the tweet was so popular. "I couldn't believe it."
The thing is, even crazier events were on the horizon.
How was your food? :sweat_smile:
- Roberto Carlos (@Oficial_RC3) February 24, 2021
Because he had muted the tweet after receiving so many notifications, he almost missed a very special mention.
"My mates started messaging me earlier like "BRO CHECK YOUR REPLIES NOW. I wondered what was up then someone said "DON'T AIR ROBERTO CARLOS."
Jordan says he "screamed out loud" when he saw the former Real Madrid player had replied to his post. "My mum thought I'd had some bad news." he says.
It's not everyday Roberto Carlos asks how your takeaway was, after all.
For the rest of the night, the Chelsea fan wore his Brazil shirt as he tried to come to terms with one of the world's greatest left-back's messaging about his Double Quarter Pounder Meal from McDonald's.
"Roberto Carlos got a tip too." Jordan laughs. "It had to be done."
Featured Image Credit: @TheKFCKezman/Twitter
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