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I’m not lion! Soccer player unveiled to media wearing lion’s mask (Video)

Jul 17, 2011, 12:30 PM EDT

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Usually, the introductory press conference is a rather boring affair with smiling general managers and players attempting to answer questions from the omnipresent media.

Recently, Italian Serie A team Napoli signed midfielder Gokhan Inler to the squad and decided to have a little fun at the media’s expense by having him don a lion’s mask to hide his identity.

So, during the introductory press conference, the media didn’t know who Napoli signed until Inler turned around to them to show off his jersey number:

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Video: Soccer Player Unveiled To Media in Lion’s Mask [Los That Sports Blog]