Thursday, August 24, 2023 at 1:27 PM• Bart DHanis

In 2023, social media will be a cornerstone of society. Top players such as Lionel Messi, Memphis Depay and Cristiano Ronaldo, as well as clubs from home and abroad, give (almost) daily insight into the ins and outs via Instagram, Twitter or other internet channels. Special football moments also travel across the planet at lightning speed. Football zone list the craziest, most beautiful and most striking posts on social media in the section VZ Social.

Gareth Bale ran into none other than Gerard Joling in Marbella, Spain, according to a photo that the singer posted on Instagram. The Welshman ended his career in January of this year at the age of 33. He spent most of his career with Real Madrid. Bale ended his career with Los Angeles FC.

Joling’s photo can count on surprised reactions. For example, someone reacts: ‘Very random, Joling with Gareth Bale’. Pim Sedee, presenter at The Telegraph wonders whether Joling actually knew who the man in the photo was. Another thinks it is a great honor for Bale that he was allowed to take a picture with the 63-year-old singer, known for hits such as ‘Love is in your eyes’ and ‘Ticket to the tropics’.


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