By Chris Wright
Looking dapper from his napper to his feet, Steven Gerrard was officially unveiled as an LA Galaxy player during the half-time break of his new side’s July 4th match against Toronto.
Gerrard took to the pitch halfway through Galaxy’s 4-0 win to introduce himself and tell everybody that he can’t wait to get his boots on and start playing, etc, etc.
In a shrewd bit of PR manoeuvring, Gerrard wasted no time ingratiating himself with the local Galaxy supporters groups by plying the LA Riot Squad (as well as the club’s two other main fan collectives) with a shed load of complimentary beer before the game…
Winning b4 he even steps on the field, thanks Steven Gerrard for the beer! If u are headed 2 Picnication bring ice! pic.twitter.com/L0pKUo9ff8
— LA Riot Squad (@LARiotSquad) July 4, 2015
The accompanying note reads thus:
LA Riot Squad,
Even though I’ve yet to wear an LA Galaxy jersey, I am excited for the opportunity to play in front of LARS and earn your respect.
Supporters are the lifeblood of any club and I know that with your support we’ll challenge for MLS Cup again.
As a token of my appreciation for what you do for the club, I wanted to provide you with the refreshments for the 4th of July.
I look forward to meeting you at tonight’s match.
Hell of a charm offensive! Nice touch Mr G, nice touch.