Watch Adebayo Akinfenwa telling managers to “hit me up on WhatsApp” after his late penalty secured a 2-0 win for AFC Wimbledon against Plymouth in the League 2 play-off final.
Appearing as a second-half substitute, the self-styled ‘Beast’ fended off claims from team-mates to take the Wembley spot kick and score in the final minute of his final game for the upwardly mobile Dons.
Now a free agent, the 34-year-old used his post-match interview to issue a decidedly modern form of come-and-get-me plea:
“I think I’m technically unemployed, so any managers, hit me up on WhatsApp and get me a job.”
That wasn’t the extent of Akinfenwa’s memorable post-match comments – here he is laughing at those who said he was too big to play football, as well as teasing manager Neil Ardley for releasing him:
WATCH: Adebayo Akinfenwa at his very best. "All those who said I was too big to play football. HA.HA." https://t.co/PUIs9wBMdr
— Football League (@SkySportsFL) May 30, 2016
He may only have scored five goals in League 2 this season, but you’d be hard-pressed not to want this guy at your club.
Don't argue with Adebayo Akinfenwa if he says he's taking the penalty! #league2playofffinal #afcwvpafchttps://t.co/Gdi89hfsbo
— TAB (@tabcomau) May 30, 2016
It's almost hypnotising watching Akinfenwa move across the turf, like watching a lava lamp.
— Paddy Power (@paddypower) May 30, 2016
1992 – Adebayo Akinfenwa is the first man to powerbomb someone at Wembley Stadium since Summerslam 1992. Beast.
— OptaJoke (@OptaJoke) May 30, 2016