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Peter Crouch has responded in hilarious fashion to a viral post which jokingly had fans fearing the worst.
Earlier this week a clip of Sky Sports' coverage of Liverpool's win at Southampton had viewers in stitches. The moment in question happened after the match as the groundsmen pushed a long trolley with a black cover over it behind presenter Kelly Cates and pundits Jamie Carragher and Jamie Redknapp.
One fan saw an opportunity to poke fun at Crouch, who is famed for his giant 6'7" frame. They uploaded a video and wrote: "Thought Peter Crouch had died for a sec."
Another watcher-on similarly posted: "Thoughts and prayers with Peter Crouch’s family." Former England and Liverpool striker Crouch is never one to miss a bit of banter on social media.
After seeing the clip for himself, he replied: "I’m ok guys thanks for your concern." His height caused problems for defenders during his career with 53 headed goals the most in Premier League history.
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And it's still causing problems for his colleagues today. His co-pundit Joe Cole has made a request to BT Sport chiefs for when the pair are working together.
The former Chelsea midfielder recently spoke about the issue on Crouch's That Peter Crouch Podcast. He said: “Whenever they set us up, I should always be closest to the camera.
“Because when I am with him, Jake [Humphrey], and Rio [Ferdinand], I just look like the mascot. Do you know what I mean? I am trying to get the touchscreen out and look serious, but I just look like I have won a competition."
When he's not towering over his fellow pundits, Crouch loves to poke fun online. After a fan had messaged him about his podcast in 2020, a troll had replied: "What do you expect here? Him to be like 'Oh cheers Dazg93, really enjoyed making it, thanks for the feedback , enjoy ya course fella'."
So Crouch did exactly that, writing: "Cheers @dazg93 really enjoyed making it, thanks for the feedback, enjoy ya course fella," followed by a thumbs up. Never change, Crouchy.
- Premier League
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