By Chris Wright
Born in 1996?
Lazio youth player Joseph Minala, who is 17-years-old, has had to actively shut down both his Twitter, Facebook and Instagram accounts after being mercilessly harangued by fans for looking far, far older than the age on his passport – and
Strangely, no-one saw fit to pick fault with his sparkly little gold handbag at all.
According to his Lazio registration documents, Minala was born in 1996 – though the internet was awash with disbelieving quips about the Cameroonian midfielder after his photo began circling a few days ago.
Since then, he’s found himself bombarded with guffawing messages from people around the world via his various social media channels, signing off with a Tweet which read “Envy is the weakness of man, and those with a poor soul hurt others when you are in Serie A. Love you! Forza Lazio,” before shutting down all his accounts.
So, go ahead: heckle away, but, as we know only too well here at Pies, drastic premature ageing is a serious condition that affects an inordinately high number of professional footballers.
We’ve done a study and everything.