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Robbie Williams Boasted About Meeting Maradona, But It Wasn’t Him

Well, this is a bit embarrassing isn’t it?

1. Here’s Robbie Williams posing for a picture with a man he thought was footballing legend Maradona.

2. Yes, as in Diego Maradona, “Hand of God.”

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3. Robbie even boasted about being God himself when he shared the picture again on his Instagram page.

4. But here’s the thing — it wasn’t him. It was a lookalike.

The man in the picture was in fact Abi Atici, who has been working as a Maradona impersonator for the last 20 years.

Atici told the MailOnline: “When I was in Ischgl, Robbie was playing a concert. I was waiting to take the ski lift to the top of the mountain. Suddenly Robbie jumped out of a van, gave me a hug and said: ‘I love you.’

“I answered ‘I love you too!’ Robbie then gave me a kiss on the cheek. You know I now can’t wash my cheek as all women want a kiss on the same spot he kissed me. I don’t just have the hand of God, I now have the cheek of God.”

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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
 
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