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Petr Cech takes a train ride like most people, proves he is the most amiable man in football

Sunaadh Sagar
3.09K   //    07 Jan 2016, 19:12 IST
Cech Train Ride
Petr Cech is equally adored by fans of two rival clubs

Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech underlined his nice guy credentials, as he was pictured taking a train ride like the rest of us mere mortals. The Czech stopper travelled in a crowded London train and was spotted by Arsenal fan Alan Alger, who wasted no time in capturing the unlikely sight.

The Rob Heubel lookalike was pictured having a normal conversation, dressed in everyday clothes, and for once, not wearing his distinctive protective headgear. Cech has previously stated his dislike for the fortifying accessory, saying he’d rather not wear it at all

Cech’s humour regarding his headgear remains intact, as the Arsenal keeper recently compared himself to Darth Vader, tweeting :

Record hasn’t gone to Cech’s head

Petr Cech recently broke the all time Premier League clean sheet record, in Arsenal’s 2-0 win at AFC Bournemouth, and stated his pride at breaking the record, which stands at 170 clean sheets in a stunning 352 games.

The Czech legend could have been forgiven for celebrating by living it up in an ostentatious car like many of his fellow footballers, but chose to brave the crowds of Waterloo’s train system as he gave credence to his man-of-the-people status. The Arsenal keeper wound back time by travelling in the train, bringing back memories of 80’s footballers in England who would take the train home with their fans.

Cech has previous when it comes to admirable moments, as his frequent uploads of his drumming solos have garnered many fans. The Arsenal man also provided his skills to the Arsenal Foundation, jamming with Alexis Sanchez and Nacho Monreal as the club wished their fans a Merry Christmas.

Cech is the living embodiment of Rudyard Kipling’s ‘If’, as his train ride was aptly summarised with the words :

“If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,   
    Or walk with Kings—nor lose the common touch”

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