Meet The Adrien Rabiot Lookalike Who Trolled Liverpool Fans After Being Spotted In Crowd At Anfield
Liverpool fans were sent into an absolute meltdown on social media today when someone looking very much like PSG's out-of-favour midfielder Adrien Rabiot was spotted in the stands at Anfield on Sunday.
The Frenchman has been linked with a number of Premier League sides, including Liverpool, and so naturally supporters got a little excited when they saw a spitting image of the former Manchester City youth player pop up on camera in the first half of the dramatic late win over Spurs.
Despite the uncanny curly locks, sadly it wasn't Rabiot (even though he's got plenty of time on his hands now that he's banished from the first-team). It was actually 21-year old Connor Deane, who follows the Reds home and away all over England and Europe.
He's gone viral as a result, his phone has been "erupting" ever since he made it onto the big screen and Rabiot himself even getting wind of it and reacting on social media.
Fuck it I am Rabiiot @LFC pick me up from mine in the morning fellas I'll be fit for Southampton away Friday :laughing:- Connor Deane (@connorLfc97) March 31, 2019
Connor, a former Macclesfield Town Under 21 player, has had the Rabiot comparisons before by people he knows as well as some randoms.
"It's not the first time I heard this as I've been called it quite a few times to be honest," he told SPORTbible.
"I was playing my first game for Macclesfield Under 21 last year and as I was walking of the pitch at full-time a young kid shouting it caught my attention and the lads jumped on it. Unfortunately I'm not as gifted as the man himself haha!"
The Jaguar Land Rover employee followed in the footsteps of his Dad and Grandad in becoming a Liverpool fan and describes supporting Liverpool as "a way of life" and "passion beyond reason".
Not all doom and gloom reds back top of the league :sunglasses: onto Wednesday :red_circle: game by game pic.twitter.com/8lxtevXFJ2- Connor Deane (@connorLfc97) February 24, 2019
So why, then, was he wearing another club's colours at the game on Sunday? Well, there is a pretty straightforward explanation for it.
"The cap situation is a Liverpool thing from the European away games we have done, mostly the young scouse lads," Connor added.
"It goes back quite a few years but every European away game we go we get the other club's cap unless it's United et cetera."
Deane may well have a future career in the lookalikes business but he would love nothing more than the real Rabiot to stand up and head to Merseyside.
"I would walk to France to pick him up and carry him back on my shoulders to help us out in midfield. I think we are quite weak in the middle of the park.