Shortly after the Liverpool entourage touched down at the airport in Basel ahead of the Europa League final, Danny Ings found himself approached by two fans seeking a photo — not that there’s anything particularly untoward about that.
However, it quickly emerged that the two ladies that ambushed him in the departures lounge had absolutely no clue as to the identity of the bearded man in the red cap.
Indeed, the 23-year-old striker was merely tagged a “famous footballer” of some description when the pair got round to posting their souvenir snap on Facebook.
– Alastair Murray (@AlastairMurray8) May 18, 2016
Thankfully, Ings was able to see the funny side when the post was brought to his attention, masking his undoubted inner pain with a series of “tears of joy” emojis.
– Danny Ings (@IngsDanny) May 18, 2016
Given that Ings has only made three starts because of a knee injury this season, it’s perhaps understandable that people have no idea who he is.