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“I once saw Edwin van der Sar on the log flume at Legoland” - FourFourTwo readers share their most brilliantly mundane footballer encounters

Edwin van der Sar
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On Tuesday, we asked our Twitter followers if they'd ever had a mundane encounter with a footballer. Five hours later, we had to turn the notifications off the thread.

It popped off, with over 1,000 comments and just as many RTs - not that we're flexing. We just sat there, reading through all of them. Chris Perry in Sainsbury's. Manuel Almunia buying a scart lead in Curry's. David Batty crouching, copying something out of a book in WHSmith's, instead of buying the book. Royston Drenthe unsuccessfully trying to hire a car. Edgar Davids at a Beyonce concert.

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There were just so many of these bizarre, mostly contextless anecdotes that we couldn't fit them all into one neat article. We've compiled some of our favourites though - you can scroll through the original thread on Twitter, of course.

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Everything about this is gloriously specific. We hope Barry remembers the incident. 

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It's unconfirmed but Dan may well have sold Liam Delap an ice cream.

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The Raymond van der Gouw backpack is a rare piece of memorabilia, these days. 

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We asked James if El Loco had a forensically-researched document on him. James replied, "He was nice to me so I doubt it". 

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Don't lend your camera to Iain Dowie, Nobes - in a separate mundane encounter, one follower claims the ex-striker broke his.

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A picture of Felix Magath and a fan shortly after eyeing up the same ham and cheese croissant is what Twitter was invented for.

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This is heartbreaking.

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The jokes of Pickford dropping his kebab are far too easy. 

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We could write a book just from the replies we received sharing stories from urinals. We hope you didn't shake hands. 

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Jon no doubt celebrated this extra supply for tuna mayo with one arm raised, running around the establishment. 

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Rest in peace, Papa Bouba Diop. We hope you added Fake Carlton to the West Ham Whatsapp chat. 

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It's a two-for-one, everyone!

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This poor lad probably never thought he'd get an apology from the pair of cheeky Charlies...

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...but luckily Charlie Adam made amends...

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...before Charlie Austin followed suit. All's well that ends well. 

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It must have been touch and go as to whether he was too tall for some of the rides, surely. 

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This really does suggest that Hanley and Dunn themselves were on a date.

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Bet you use that line to all the Newcastle midfielders, Tom. 

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Brilliant.

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It's a good job your three-year-old hadn't, or Keano would've delivered a lecture on the importance of not making mistakes at this level. 

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"Why did you miss the start of Dodgeball?"

"Shaka Hislop held me up in the cinema because he was buying loads of hot dogs for kids." 

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Jordi... are you sure that was Craig Bellamy you saw?

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And you got a photo to commemorate the event! Fantastic.

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