Football fans beware! Taiwanese artist Jay Chou (周杰伦) may be making his next debut in football.
Just kidding! However, Jay Chou has been living a football fan’s dream while in Paris. Not only did he manage to sit in on one of Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)’s games, they also gifted him a jersey with his own number. Talk about fortunate!
Jay Chou and his wife, Hannah Quinlivan have been seeing the sights Paris, France for a while now. Netizens have been reporting glimpses of them enjoying their time there, rather romantically we might add. Fitting for the ‘City of Love’.
However, that’s not all there is to Paris. It’s also where the PSG home stadium can be found; the Parc des Princes. This year, PSG has star player Lionel Messi on their team. Of course, no football fan would pass up the opportunity to watch him live in the stadium.
On 20th September, Jay Chou posted a short video of him in the Parc des Princes. He was there to watch PSG’s game against Lyon. Jay Chou was caught off guard when he discovered they were playing his song during the opening. “I’m pleasantly surprised @psg (for) playing my song “Mojito” at their home field! Merci beaucoup.” he wrote. His brief video even showed Hannah vibing to the music with a cute little dance.
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PSG’s surprise didn’t stop there. Apparently after the game, Jay Chou was gifted with his very own custom jersey. It had his name and the number 18 printed on it. He posted a photo of him and Hannah holding the jersey on Instagram with happy smiles. “Thank you (PSG) for this special jersey numbered with my birthday. Looks like I will have to play next time,” he joked.
Fans were quick to jump on the joke, saying they were eagerly looking forward to seeing the artist on the field. “It seems (Jay Chou) is starting to replace (singing with) football,” one comment read. “Change to football in the future,” another suggested. Others asked if they would be getting a song about football soon.
Jay Chou and Hannah certainly had a fun time watching the game. They also managed to snatch a few photos with some of the players like Kylian Mbappé and Neymar Jr. As Hannah said in her Instagram post, “Paris is always a good idea.”
Although we doubt Jay Chou will make an appearance on the field, we might get a song about football soon. Who knows? We shall have to wait and see!