Forget The Silly Season, This Is Wedding Season
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Ahh summer. Warm sunshine, no school, beaches, vacations, international B teams competing for second-rate trophies and, of course, weddings.
It’s wedding season in the soccer world and trophy husbands are being tied down by women left and right.
Lionel Messi is tying the knot (and eating empanadas) on Friday, so a couple English Premier League stars got hitched this past weekend so as not to be overshadowed by he-who-overshadows-everything in soccer.
Manchester City’s creative spark Kevin De Bruyne got married and showed his love with emojis, as one does.
So proud I can call you my wife now! pic.twitter.com/BKqHAfnMgB— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) June 26, 2017
On the other side of Manchester, United defender Chris Smalling was celebrating his marriage.
Thank you to our amazing friends and family who came and made the day so special! Most importantly thank you Mrs Smalling 21/06/17 pic.twitter.com/xpBIfJ3yNn— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) June 26, 2017
The weddings followed a couple high-profile proposals.
On Thursday, Arsenal red-card machine Granit Xhaka popped the question to his girlfriend Leonita Lekaj while on vacation in Miami.
One can assume Xhaka’s manager will appreciate Xhaka’s wedding more than this one.
On Saturday, former Manchester United and current Lyon winger Memphis Depay had the courage to propose to Steve Harvey’s daughter while wearing shorts, a short-sleeved coat and a bowtie.
SHE SAID YESSS!!!!! pic.twitter.com/pN7X4cJfqb— Memphis (@Memphis) June 24, 2017
Perhaps more interesting than these photos of weddings and proposals are what these players put on social media just prior. They just might determine how successful these marriages will be.
De Bruyne paid tribute to his agent by saying “Already 10 years by my side!” Perhaps that sentiment would have been better used for his wife?
— Kevin De Bruyne (@DeBruyneKev) June 20, 2017
In the last post before his wedding photo, Smalling sent out a tweet referring to his best friend. Hint: He was referring to his new wife.
— Chris Smalling (@ChrisSmalling) June 14, 2017
Memphis, meanwhile, apparently already knew what he had before proposing. Two days before tweeting “She said yes,” he sent out this tweet referring to his girlfriend as his wife.
— Memphis (@Memphis) June 21, 2017
We wish all the young lovers the best. At least until soccer season rolls back around, at which point they need to turn all their focus to the team.