By Chris Wright
This is the doctored picture that Wolfsburg winger Kevin De Bruyne posted to his Instagram account yesterday, along with the caption: “Would you still be my fan if I looked like this?”
The image subsequently caused a bit of confusion and/or consternation among his followers, some of whom assumed that the ex-Chelsea man was merely poking fun at the disabled by photo-shopping his face to look like he had Down’s Syndrome.
However, earlier today De Bruyne posted an identical follow-up image, this time also revealing himself to be an official ambassador of the upcoming 2014 Special Olympic Games in Antwerp, adding that he was “proud” to have taken up the role “because every great performance deserves a great audience.”
You’ve got to take your hat off to the guy: that took some balls, especially considering the rate at which received moral outrage spreads on social media these days.
It certainly grabbed our attention!