If you’re a professional footballer, your significant other could have no complaints about you missing a night of romance for the beautiful game.
If you don’t tell them however, then it’s a different story altogether.
That’s exactly what seems to be going on in Gabriel Zakuani’s household. The Northampton Town defender has a game against relegation strugglers Swindon on the night of the 14th, but it would appear he hasn’t told his partner.
That’s right, the 30-year-old has a date with the Robins instead. We’re not sure why he hasn’t told his poor S/O, but one fan suggested a rather comical way to keep the ruse going.
Here's the trick, at the table excuse yourself, climb out the bathroom window then sneak back in after the game.— Paul (@Paul0970) February 14, 2017
It’s ambitious, but it just might work… although if Zakuani’s partner gets bored and puts the football on she might be in for a surprise.