Jack Grealish lookalike may wear Man City kit during World Cup to confuse people
A man who is constantly mistaken for footballer Jack Grealish is bombarded with selfie requests and it drives his girlfriend mad.
Liam Wilson, 25, has noticed more people doing a double take when they see him since the success of the England men’s team at the Euro championships last year.
The fitness coach, from Norwich in Norfolk, said he finds it ‘funny’ and he ‘plays along’ with the joke.
‘I’ve always had my hair similar to how Jack has his hair,’ he added.
‘People started to mistake us when he became more well known in the football world. I quite enjoy it.
‘I get kids running up to me on asking if I’m Jack Grealish. People in restaurants seem to be nicer to me when they think I’m him.
‘My girlfriend hates it. I’m just myself but I look like Jack Grealish.
‘If I can put a smile on someone’s face, then that’s great.’
Liam admitted he ‘doesn’t see the resemblance really’ but ‘in some photos and angles I can see the similarities’.
‘I had a photo taken at length and it really looked like him,’ he added.
‘My girlfriend didn’t really notice the similarities and she finds it cringy when I’m mistaken for him.
‘But I don’t brag about it. It’s just one of those things.’
He said an incident when the Manchester City player was in his hometown has made him consider playing a prank on the public during this year’s World Cup tournament.
‘I’ve been at a football game when Jack was playing Norwich and people thought I was him when they spotted me in the crowd,’ Liam said.
‘I’m thinking of getting a Man City training kit and walking around town in it when the World Cup kicks off to see the reaction.
‘Jack will be in Qatar but it would be funny to see what people think.’
But we’re just wondering at Metro.co.uk whether Liam’s calves are as nice as Jack’s…
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