The final day of the Premier League season was a bloody good one for Peter Crouch as he notched the only goal in a 1-0 away win at Southampton, with the 50th headed goal of his career.
However, due to the meaningless nature of the final round of fixtures it was something outside of the result that made the day of the Stoke supporters, and indeed the wider football world, as their veteran striker confirmed his legendary status by coming good on a promise he made to a fan.
Before the trip to Southampton, a Stoke fan tweeted to Crouch asking if he could have two-meter Peter's match-worn shirt if he attended the game in his Speedos...
@petercrouch if I go down southampton in my speedos can I have a match worn shirt?
— Tyrone Sidley (@stokemadsidders) May 18, 2017
And Crouchy was in favour of the idea, although he wanted full commitment.
Speedos and speedos only and it's yours my friend https://t.co/asLsh7rXre
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) May 18, 2017
Charlie Adam even got involved claiming that he'd give his shirt up if he saw some accessories thrown in.
@petercrouch What about speedos goggles flippers snorkl and you can have mine
— Charlie Adam (@Charlie26Adam) May 18, 2017
That was music to the Stoke fan's ears, and he was more than willing to take on the challenge.
— Tyrone Sidley (@stokemadsidders) May 21, 2017
Then it was over to Crouch.
His goal on the hour mark decided the game, and once the full-time whistle had blown, he went off in search of 'Sidders' to come good on his part of the agreement.
And he found him.
— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) May 21, 2017
— Sky Football ⚽️ (@SkyFootball) May 21, 2017
Yesterday, when Steve Morison scolded the Millwall fans for being the first to ever invade the new Wembley pitch, some suggested that the gap between players and fans had grown bigger than it ever has before... And yet, the very next day, there's Peter Crouch blowing into a supporter's snorkel.
Football. Bloody hell.