Arsenal fan and Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton fulfilled a childhood dream by playing alongside his heroes at a five-a-side charity match in London, Sky Sports News reports.
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Hamilton took on Team Sky Sports which was led by Thierry Henry and included former Arsenal man Paul Merson, while he lined up alongside the likes of Sol Campbell, Robert Pires and Ray Parlour.
30-year-old Hamilton was in the company of arguably the greatest Arsenal players of all time, 11 years after seeing them carve their names in footballing history.
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Hamilton enjoyed the occasion and hopes to make it an annual event, as the report suggests.
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“I’m super-buzzed for this,” he beamed.
“I’ve been an Arsenal fan since l was five but I haven’t played for 15 years so I’m just going to be passing and kicking it away whenever it comes to me!”
Hamilton charged around the pitch in a game which got rather physical as the legs became weary. As many would expect, Henry and Pires oozed class throughout with the F1 star notching an assist for the latter.
The motor sport superstar has started this season’s championship in outstanding form, and is a heavy favourite to secure his third world title, while Henry is beginning to make a name for himself as one of Sky’s flagship pundits following his legendary career.
The game will be shown on Sky Sports 1 tonight at 11:00pm.