Today is Dele Alli’s 21st birthday! While the rest of the internet does things like compare him to a young Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard, post videos of his birthday party, or try and convince him to sign with Real Madrid, his best friend Eric Dier had something different in mind.
If you know anything about the relationship between Dele and Eric Dier, you know it’s one based upon good-natured mutual #bantz. Dele does things like nutmegging Eric every chance he gets in training, and Eric responds by doing things like dope-slapping Dele during a post-match interview, or digging up old embarrassing videos of Dele when he was a young teen and posting them on the internet.
So did you think Eric would let an opportunity like Dele’s birthday go by without doing something special? Nope, didn’t think so. Here’s a link to a post on Dier’s Instagram feed.
Embedding this somehow doesn’t do the post justice, so here are a couple of screencaps.
Awww, look at those two besties hanging out while on England duty a couple of weeks ago. That’s nice, and not at all trolly by Di... wait, what? Swipe left? Well, okay.
Ahhh, that’s more like it.
The best thing about this is that you KNOW that Dele’s going to retaliate somehow. We don’t know when, or how, but Dele will have his revenge. And we’ll be here to document it on Cartilage Free Captain Dot Com.