After one particular night match an oppo of mine decided to let the congestion die down by going for a pint local. he walked back towards an empty dark ground to jib a joe and was suprised to see approx 200 people gathered on the car park, he had a shuftie and it turned out it was Vincent Kompany sat on the bonnet of his mrs car chatting and signing autographs whilst his mrs was pulling her jib by sounding the horn (to retorts along the lines of 'we're not really here' by the assembled mob) intermittently. He told me he remembered looking at his watch and it was exactly 8mins to 12.
Zabaletta attends youth and reserve team matches (home and away) off his own back.
A reporter told an anecdote about the players recently getting picked up from M/c airport after arriving back in the uk from a european game, he said the bentlys arrived being driven by the wags and at least one chaffeur, eventually Zabs bird turned up in her mini.
different sport i know but possibly still poignant....Lennox Lewis had already given £350k to build a boxing/youth club in the west ham area he spent a lot of time growing up in.....when taking plenty of shit about not being proper british champion cause he was'nt actually born here......he only eventually mentioned the club after being slated for not donating a further £350k (to stop it going under) cause it had been maced by the people doing the original begginghttp://metro.co.uk/2011/05/10/mario-bal ... -off-6389/