Boris Johnson may be the Mayor of London but, rather than his policies, is far more renowned for his bumbling faux pas and athletic inability. And today presents us with a perfect example of the latter.
Johnson was playing football with small children on Wednesday afternoon following the release of a new health report for London, and the Tory demonstrated that he ought take note on how to improve one’s fitness.
At it again
As the group of kids kicked the ball around outside the Mayor of London’s HQ not far from Tower Bridge, Johnson himself attempted to get involved, only to kick the legs away of a poor little lad wearing a Sunderland kit.
This is not the first time Johnson has shown this no-nonsense approach on a football pitch, with one notable tackle arguably the most iconic moment in his career, despite having been at City Hall for the best part of a decade.
England v Germany
Back in 2006, Johnson was, somewhat bizarrely, among a group of ‘celebrities’ and former players to take part in a match that marked the 40th anniversary of England’s triumph over West Germany in the World Cup final.
The encounter, however, will not be remembered for the result, but more Johnson's challenge on Maurizio Gaudino - up-ending the former German international after his pasty white legs had given way following a short sprint.
Boris Johnson hacks down small child...
...and a German