As well as being a darn fine footballer, Antoine Griezmann proved that he is also a careful and considerate soul before Atletico Madrid’s Champions League match against Monaco.
As the camera panned down the Atleti players before kick-off, Griezmann — an ever-present in Diego Simeone’s side — was conspicuous by his absence.
However, a quick pan revealed that the France forward was tending to some much more important business, kneeling down to tie up his young mascot’s loose shoelaces.
— Antoine Griezmann (@AntoGriezmann) November 28, 2018
This all coming in the same week that a bewildered Marouane Fellaini somehow managed to lose his mascot entirely in the tunnel before Manchester United’s game against Young Boys.
One thing is for sure: the life of the football player mascot is never a dull one.