‘Welcome to training camp!’: Man City players are teased by Greeters Guild comedian Troy Hawke in hilarious clip as he tells a stunned Jack Grealish he has a ‘fabulously symmetrical face’ and Erling Haaland as a ‘enormous Nordic meat shield ” designated.
- Manchester City players are petted by Greeters Guild comedian Troy Hawke
- The comedian tells a stunned Jack Grealish he has a “fabulously symmetrical face”.
- He also refers to Erling Haaland as a “tremendous Nordic meat shield” when they appear
Manchester City The players were amused and stunned after being greeted by comedy character Troy Hawke ahead of their pre-season tour of the United States.
Comedian Milo McCabe’s character, Troy Hawke, has become famous for walking into stores across the country in his Greeters Guild persona, greeting customers and waving them goodbye, often to the annoyance of staff.
Man City players were amused and stunned after being greeted by comedian Milo McCabe
McCabe’s character, Troy Hawke, left some of them stunned, including Jack Grealish
“Welcome to training camp, you have a fabulously symmetrical face,” Hawke told the England midfielder upon arrival.
‘I have something?’ Grealish replied before asking his colleagues inside, “Did he tell you anything, that guy?”
Hawke was luckier with new signing Kalvin Phillips, saying: “Welcome to training sir, you have clear eyes and fabulous skin, you are clearly a master of hydration.”
Hawke had better luck with new signing Kalvin Phillips, who entered with a smile on his face
‘I’m trying to be!’ Phillips replied before entering with a smile on his face.
The comedian then greeted numerous City star players with various compliments or remarks, including new signing Erling Haaland.
“Welcome to training camp, you are a mighty Norse meat shield. Do you have it.’
The Greeters Guild comedian called Erling Haaland a “enormous Nordic meat shield”.
Defender Nathan Ake, who recently expressed his desire to stay at the Etihad Stadium despite being linked with a move back to Chelsea, was one of the next to arrive.
“If I may be so brazen, you have the demeanor of an apex predator but the eyes of a friendly woodland creature, that’s a devastating combination. Go in there and smash everything.’ said Hawke.
“Thank you,” Ake replied. Hawke added, “Never stop, never change.”
The entire tour group was greeted, including the staff, with some of the players like Ruben Dias even being asked who the comedian was.
Hawke welcomed all of Manchester City to his training base, including the staff
Ruben Dias asked who comedy character Troy Hawke was when he arrived at the camp
Last through the door was manager Pep Guardiola, who was at the end of a sort of puzzle from Hawke.
“Who is more likely to be the cheer-up: the cheer-up or the cheer-up cheering Pep up?” Hawke asked.
“Encouraging speaker,” Guardiola replied before rushing inside.
Guardiola’s 26-strong tour group starts their tour against Club America in Houston, Texas in the early hours of Thursday morning.
City have only organized two friendlies ahead of the new season – the second with Bayern Munich in Green Bay, Wisconsin in the early hours of Sunday morning.
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