Here’s Thomas Vermaelen Dressed Up As A Shaolin Warrior

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

On last year’s pre-season trip to the Far East, Arsenal defender Thomas Vermaelen was among several players depicted as Shaolin warriors in posters created by Chinese fans. Naturally, that inspired Arsenal to deck Thomas out in Shaolin warrior gear and shoot a video of him doing a series of Kung Fu-like moves. Because his style is very Kung Fu-like.

The video comes just as Arsenal prepares to head back to China on this year’s pre-season jaunt. Not a coincidence.

I’m not sure Thomas has a future as a martial arts-movie star like his countryman Jean Claude Van Damme, but he doesn’t look totally stupid either. So…score one for pandering?

via The Sport Review

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