Generally speaking, you don’t have to look very far to find a professional footballer who is hopelessly enslaved to a pre-match superstition.
Some players flick light-switches, some don their kit in a strict order, some chant inside a hastily-scrawled hexagram, light candles and sacrifice newborn livestock to the satanic nether-lord.
Borussia Dortmund ‘keeper Roman Burki? He likes to steal the match-ball from underneath the referee’s nose, over and over and over…
All men must have a code.
It just so happens that Burki’s is bloody annoying.