Video: Ribery realises young escort almost his height, quickly swaps for shorter one

Posted by Chris Wright

A cracking little pregame video clip has emerged from last Friday's Mark van Bommel's testimonial game in the Netherlands.

While waiting in the tunnel to be introduced, Franck Ribery -- who stands just 5-foot-7 on his tippy-toes -- suddenly realises his young player escort is almost as tall as he. After Ribery (who emerges from behind the cart in the video) panics about how it will look during the pre-kickoff lineup on the pitch, he quickly engineers a swap for Holger Badstuber's shorter model...

Mission accomplished!


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