Wijnaldum caught an unsuspecting fan tweeting he was '99% sure' the Liverpool midfielder was on his flight.

By 90Min
January 25, 2019

Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum raised more than a few laughs when he caught a fan unaware on Friday, filming a Feyenoord supporter composing a tweet about him before uploading the footage to his Instagram story. 

The 28-year-old was on his way back to Liverpool from the Reds' training camp in Qatar, when he caught a glimpse of an unsuspecting fan typing out a tweet expressing that he was '99% sure' he'd seen the midfielder on his flight. 

He was all too correct, it seems, as the midfielder was sat directly behind him and humorously zoomed in as the supporter composed and sent the 'offending' tweet, before uploading the footage, captioned 'busted.'

All's well that ends well, however, as the BBC were able to catch up with the assailant - Feyenoord fan Ben - who said he shared a laugh with the midfielder, and bonded over their mutual love for the club where Wijnaldum started his career. 

"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.

"We spoke about the Feyenoord-Ajax game on Sunday and he mentioned he'd be watching after training.

"Honestly I was pretty embarrassed about it but he couldn't have been nicer, really top guy. He had photos with plenty of fans. I forgive him for killing my Twitter mentions."

Wijnaldum and Liverpool have a weekend off after crashing out of the FA Cup against Wolves earlier this month, but face Leicester on Wednesday as they look to maintain their title challenge. 

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