Georginio Wijnaldum catches a fan tweeting about him…😂👏 pic.twitter.com/vrpffHeISr
— SPORTbible (@sportbible) January 25, 2019
Liverpool man Georginio Wijnaldum shared a clip of a fan tweeting that he was on the same flight as the midfielder, who was seated behind him.
The man was “99% sure” he had recognised 28-year-old Wijnaldum ahead of takeoff and immediately got his phone out to tweet about it.
— Phil Blundell (@PhilBlundell) January 25, 2019
Apparently failing to realise he was sat in the row directly in front of the Netherlands international, the player was able to get a video of the tweet being written and uploaded it to Instagram.
This is the message that was composed and sent out by the supporter on the easyJet plane:
The flight landed safely and the pair did eventually communicate.
A picture of them both together later appeared on the same Twitter account:
Feyenoord fan Ben told BBC Sport:
I saw he caught me just before we took off and we had a laugh about it.
When we got off I showed him my Twitter mentions exploding and he was laughing.