‘Football’s Funniest Man’ is a title that has seen next to no competition for the past few years. Bayern Munich star Thomas Muller has had a firm grasp over it thanks to his ever-present sense of humour on and off the pitch.
Throughout his career, the German international has made it a habit to provide amusement for his teammates and football fans through a variety of pranks and antics.
From driving around golf carts on the pitch in the middle of a training session to his Instagram videos with his horse named Dave, Muller has been at the helm of numerous memorable jokes.
The most popular one from the past couple of years would be the midfielder complimenting his fellow striker Robert Lewandowski on his goalscoring prowess by calling him ‘Robert Lewangoalski’ during a Bayern press conference during the 2020-21 campaign.
Muller’s pranks and jokes have always been quite candid, devoid of any ulterior motive behind it and have been welcome entertainment for football fans.
Now, it looks like the German has conjured up another amusing feat during Bayern’s pre-season tour in the US.
Following Bayern’s 6-2 thrashing of Wayne Rooney’s DC United side on Thursday during their pre-season encounter, Muller spent some time signing autographs and posing for photographs with supporters.
One hopeful Arsenal fan appears to have taken the opportunity to jokingly ask the player to consider a move to the north London side. But Muller was quick to find the banter in the request and rejected the cheeky question with a sly smirk.
The 32-year-old’s instant snub was met with laughter from even the supporters surrounding both the player and the Arsenal fan. Having amused the travelling fans with just a ‘nay’, Muller went on to sign more autographs.
As the midfielder has been with the Bavarians since 2008, Muller looks set to stay at Bayern for another two years having just freshly signed a contract extension that would keep him in Germany till 2024.
Besides the prospect of adding a couple more Bundesliga titles to his bulging trophy collection, this would also ensure that Football’s Funniest Man stays at home.