FC Tokyo are apparently hiring an Andres Iniesta impersonator. The Vissel Kobe star has apparently grabbed so much attention in Japan already that an impersonator is necessary whenever he misses a match.
It seems necessary I suppose because Iniesta is set to miss the match this Sunday due to traveling back to Spain to meet up with his family.
“Iniesta has made a quick trip back to Spain to pick up his family and bring them to Japan,” said Vissel Kobe business director Masayuki Mori.
“He will be away for just a few days and will then return to action.”
And here’s a quick look at the man who will be standing in for the Barcelona legend - surely nobody will even notice the difference?
Andres Iniesta is set to miss Vissel Kobe’s game at FC Tokyo on Sunday.— ESPN UK (@ESPNUK) August 3, 2018
In a bid to keep their biggest crowd in three years happy, FC Tokyo have hired this Iniesta impersonator pic.twitter.com/xVE43aeXR2
Perhaps the impersonator will bring him running back quicker than expected.