The emergence of social media has changed the way in which fans interact with their football heroes.
Clubs and players alike offer a deeper insight into the day-to-day activities of the sporting world via Twitter, Instagram and Facebook.
Regularly, photos of a team celebrating in the dressing room after a victory are posted online.
After Tottenham Hotspur thrashed Liverpool in a 4-1 triumph at Wembley on Sunday afternoon, players uploaded their snaps of the post-match activities.
As expected, the team all huddled together with grins on their faces, but one of those individuals stood out for being none other than NBA legend Kobe Bryant.
— Moussa Sissoko (@MoussaSissoko) October 22, 2017
The former LA Lakers shooting guard clearly blended in well as he looks as though he is another member of the squad posing in between Fernando Llorente and Dele Alli.
It is unsure why the former basketball star was a guest of Tottenham, but after the final whistle he met the players and was presented with a Spurs shirt from Harry Kane.
— Harry Kane (@HKane) October 22, 2017