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It has been an incredibly frustrating start to life in the Premier League for Crystal Palace forward Alexander Sorloth.
The 23-year-old joined the club in the January transfer window from Danish side FC Midtjylland for a reported £9 million, but has struggled to make an impact at Selhurst Park since penning a four-and-a-half-year contract,
It turns out one Fantasy Football player, who goes by the name of Jonas Øren Antonsen, is absolutely convinced that the forward will hit form sooner rather than later.
He has gone as far as captaining the Norway international, despite failing to hit the net in a single Premier League appearance this season.
Now that is commitment!
Sorloth has actually taken note of this commitment and has since sent the Fantasy Football player a hand-written note, saying:
It is with great pride and joy I am writing you this letter today. I have been informed by reliable sources that I am the captain, and first choice striker on your fantasy-team.
I know I don't score goals, or produce many assists or get to come on much at all. Therefore it is with great pleasure I register that people still believe in me those 15 times I have been on the pitch this year.
You and all my biggest fans, mom and dad, are my inspiration in continuing my performances for Crystal Palace and the Norwegian national team. You are the ones I think of when I'm on the pitch for five minutes in every other match.
The Crystal Palace forward continued, saying he can get his fan 15% discount on a bucket of popcorn:
"I don't think too much about my playing time. And since I don't get too much time on the ball I don't need to think about it either. Therefore I can just wander around on the pitch, look up to the stands, and wonder if you're in the stands cheering me on.
Jonas. I hope you will come and see me warm up sometime during the season. I'll talk to Hodgson and see to that I'll be running up and down the sideline for a long time so that you can see me in action when you come to London.
I can't get you free tickets. Only the best lads get. But I've talked to Edna at the Popcorn-corner, and she'll give you a 15 % discount on a bucket of popcorn.
Send me a message on Facebook if you're travelling to England.
Your friend, captain, and striker. Alexander Sørloth"
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