Arsenal midfielder and also a left-back at times, Granit Xhaka was subjected to a rather unconventional moment during a friendly match in Kosovo.
The Swiss professional footballer took part in a charity match held in Pristina, the largest city and capital of Kosovo.
The match was held to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the capital’s liberation during the Yugoslav Wars.
Being a Kosovar by descent and one of the most famous footballers from that region, the Arsenal man was chosen to captain one side with the other team being led by Werder Bremen’s Milot Rashica (Twitter).
Playing for Arsenal will make you famous, but it seems Xhaka’s popularity amongst Kosovons is on another level as a fan ran on the pitch to kiss the Gunners star’s feet.
Perhaps more to do with his heroics against Serbia than playing for Arsenal, the act (albeit harmless) from the fan would have probably left Granit Xhaka a little uncomfortable.
Check out a photo of the incident below –