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Question: have you ever bumped into a professional footballer on a night out?
I think most of you reading this will have introduced yourself to at least one player down the years, so we got our followers on Twitter to send in their stories/pictures from those glorious pre-COVID days and well, some of the responses were nothing short of wonderful.
From a chance meeting with former Manchester City full-back Aleksandar Kolarov at a Kebab shop in Montenegro at 6am in the morning, to a random encounter with Peter Beardsley in a Florida McDonald's; this thread gave us plenty of laughs.
Lionel Messi and Cesc Fabregas also feature while on holiday in Ibiza, along with Jack Grealish in Mykonos, Peter Crouch in Camden and former Liverpool striker Robbie Fowler bumping into a random bloke dressed as a Brazilian lifeguard on a stag do.
Are you ready for this? Right...let's get on with it.
My mate on his stag do met Christopher Samba pic.twitter.com/FgGdnnWGgP
- Chris Wise (@wise1chris) February 19, 2021
@ErikTieu8 the time we almost smashed Kolarovs head in because he jumped the queue at the kebab place in Budva at 6 in the morning, only later to discover it was him and took fanpics instead :heart: pic.twitter.com/VrtS7J4HiK
- Dino (@DinoOsman_) February 20, 2021
Met Avram Grant on the Khoasan Road in Thailand. Had a few beers with us before he buggered of with a lovely looking Thai lady :joy::joy: pic.twitter.com/OmDfirLZXr
- Ricky (@rickyrinder3) February 19, 2021
Met Gareth Barry & Stiliyan Petrov in Marbella. Barry was a gent, Petrov was glued to a shisha & some birds, & we also bumped into Richard Wright (utter misery). pic.twitter.com/P1zB94QK56
- Billy Win (@BillyWin25) February 19, 2021
Laporte in Ibiza, I thought he was off to watch the ashes #Howzat pic.twitter.com/ERcLPS1IHJ
- Pete Savage (@PeterSavage_32) February 19, 2021
Messi and Fabregas Blue Marlin Ibiza 2017. It was during the day but still counts pic.twitter.com/6kQpKJg49f
- Connor Wolfe (@codgeee) February 19, 2021
jack grealish in mykonos in the summer just gone :smirk: pic.twitter.com/AwapyvPnYk
- Luke Reevey :bee: (@lukereevey) February 19, 2021
Met @petercrouch in KOKO, Camden in 2015 - lovely bloke! pic.twitter.com/K5uHEj2wYt
- Olly Heath (@Revilo86) February 19, 2021
Cheltenham Race week in the kebab house early hours :joy: @4Hosking @ScottBrown8 pic.twitter.com/Q7csn329q3
- Ryan Smith (@RyanSmith53) February 19, 2021
Me and Trent at Empire in Liverpool a few years ago. Gave him a few tips on how to become a better player and now he's the best RB in the world :wink: pic.twitter.com/VHDJb55IvA
- Josh Toborne (@JToborne) February 19, 2021
Scottish Xavi and ex villa legend, Barry Bannan. pic.twitter.com/XPlsEy005i
- Bubb (@matt_bubb) February 19, 2021
Had the pleasure of Alan Shearer whilst in India, the night ended with myself and a few others drinking red wine with Paul Dickov until 4am pic.twitter.com/Nfm89nBrA8
- Carter Newman (@CarterNewman93) February 19, 2021
Met this chap in Spoons smoking shelter in Tamworth pic.twitter.com/HNHR0auYpO
- Alistair Sloan (@alpsloan) February 19, 2021
Mick outside a techno club in Düsseldorf :raised_hands::soccer::beer: pic.twitter.com/tvbUrVM2Y1
- Away Days Beer Company (@AwayDaysBeer) February 19, 2021
Met Hamza Choudhury in a pizza place after a night out in Liverpool. He was very nice and was going to facetime Jamie Vardy so we could talk to him but was stopped by his partner. Probably a wise move as it was 4am! :see_no_evil::joy: pic.twitter.com/AcKlat256J
- Gerard McCabe (@GerardMcCabe17) February 19, 2021
Phil Brown in Albufeira. My mate stone cold stunned him as well. Does that count? pic.twitter.com/HiaAKRMGH4
- Janek Puzon (@Janek80) February 19, 2021
A couple of years old but... :sweat_smile: @JackWilshere https://t.co/re7gGqZLc9 pic.twitter.com/KuYpb8Ux5D
- iAMG (@iAMGKN) February 19, 2021
Big Kev Nolan in Benners :rooster::rooster: https://t.co/jNQSQJwrkz pic.twitter.com/Z0I9YH5dld
- shamie (@sham_con) February 19, 2021
Sir Rickie Lambert some years ago outside of, what was then, 90's.... haven't washed my head since #SaintsFC https://t.co/ZX94qVt3tg pic.twitter.com/KAZxD4P07Y
- Craig Sturgess (@sturge198) February 20, 2021
You see when Leicester won that league, it popped off :fire: https://t.co/GHDrWbA7t6 pic.twitter.com/IQu5GI6GCC
- شاهزاد أنور (@ShazzyAkh) February 19, 2021
If you've got a picture with a professional player on a night out, throw it in the comments section.
And if you want to read the full thread on Twitter, click HERE.
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