Cheese-loving seagull flies off with Iker Casillas' lunch
Porto's Spanish goalkeeper was enjoying lunch with his mates when a winged intruder made off with a slice of mozzarella. Casillas caught the moment on camera.
Iker Casillas made the most of the international break to catch up with some old mates over lunch with a cool breeze wafting in from the River Douro when the meal was interrupted by an uninvited guest. The Porto keeper and his pals couldn't believe it when a seagull came swooping in to land on their table and help himself to a couple of slices of buffalo mozzarella.
Seagull swoops on Casillas' cheese
Agile as ever, Iker grabbed his mobiile phone and managed to get a picture of the winged intruder in the act of making off with their lunch. Iker saw the funny side: "Someone's going to pay for the after-lunch drinks... and it's not going to be me!", the keeper wrote on the caption accompanying the photograph on his Instagram account. The bird can be seen heading straight for the cheese - ignoring the plate of jamón serrano and pineapple and knocking over a glass of red wine in the process.
What a photo!
Iker's photograph has gone down well with his followers, with over 250,000 likes so far, including thumbs ups from Iniesta and Cesc. It also attracted comments from a few of his friends: "The Seagull Whisperer", wrote Porto team mate Oliver Torres while Pepe Reina gave his seal of approval: "What a photo!".