Watching Per Mertesacker play, it often appears like a constant challenge for the lanky German to remain upright. But it turns out he’s got all kinds of crazy skills in his locker – he just doesn’t risk them when he’s at the heart of the Arsenal defence.
A charity match organised by Michael Ballack was a different matter entirely, so Mertesacker unleashed a 360-degree roulette in his own penalty area to evade the oncoming Didier Drogba.
The day after a late Champions a league final to your greatest domestic rivals, Borussia Dortmund’s players probably just wanted to get back home quietly, before signing their moves to Bayern Munich in the next few weeks, but it wasn’t to be.
That’s thanks to a Puma-organised flashmob at Stansted airport, which blared Movin On Up at the squad whilst the players did their best to look like they cared. A fair few people found it enjoyable, but I don’t think any of them were wearing black and yellow and carrying Louis Vuitton wash bags.
Quite why it will sell any more trainers is beyond me, although given that I still buy Puma Kings now thanks to Stuart Pearce doing so is 1991, they’ve probably already got me.