Heung min Son and Bukayo Saka Involved in Extremely Awkward Moment at Fashion Event

Heung min Son and Bukayo Saka Involved in Extremely Awkward Moment at Fashion Event

Rene Otinga
updated at September 21, 2023 at 9:12 AM
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  • An interesting video has emerged online of Bukayo Saka and Heung-min Son sitting next to each other
  • The pair will come up against each other over the weekend in the North London derby
  • Saka and Son seemed uncomfortable sitting next to each other at a Burberry fashion show in London

Football fans could see the tension between Bukayo Saka and Heung-min Son as the two sat next to each other at a Burberry fashion show in London.

Son and Saka are both ambassadors of the luxury brand, and inevitably had to run into each other at the fashion event earlier this week.

In the front row of the catwalk, the two superstars were forced to sit next to each other, but unlike at footballing events, no niceties were exchanged between the pair.

Son, Saka
Son Heung-min, Bukayo Saka and Reiss Nelson react on the pitch after the Premier League match between Tottenham Hotspur and Arsenal FC at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on July 12, 2020 in London, United Kingdom. Photo by Sebastian Frej
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In fact, there was an eerie awkwardness between the two players as they sat next to each other without saying a word.

Neither bothered to look at each other, nor did they try to make small talk if a video shared by @TikiTakaConnor is anything to go by.

Saka was perhaps the more awkward one as he was seen fiddling with his neck in a clear show of nerves.

Son was told to adjust himself to make room for photographers.

Fans on social media who saw the awkward scenes were quick to poke fun at the duo, who perhaps have the North London derby in mind.

Here are some reactions from the fans:

@milliamsworld said:

"It looks tense between the two."

@thfcalbon observed:

"They do NOT want to sit next to each other."

@HesbounEtyang said:

"They aren't ready to sit together."

@rasta_vemaGPS commented:

"They look very uncomfortable and Son just can't believe he's sitting next to the best winger in the world."

The North London derby

Perhaps the awkwardness between Son and Saka was due to the highly anticipated North London derby, which will happen over the weekend.

Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspur go into the derby on Sunday in fairly good form, as both have collected 13 points from a possible 15 in their opening five fixtures, as per PremierLeague.com.

The derby will have a ‘winner takes all’ look to it as whoever wins will leapfrog the other team on the log.

Son Heung-min refuses to touch fan’s phone

Earlier, Sports Brief reported on how Son Heung-min declined to touch a fan’s phone after she asked for a selfie.

Ahead of South Korea’s game against Saudi Arabia on September 12, Son was captured on video interacting with one of the fans, who asked for a selfie.

In the video shared by Tiktok user Stevie_King, the fan offered her device for Son to take the picture but the former Bayer Leverkusen man politely folded his hands to decline.

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Rene Otinga is a sports journalist with over eight years of working experience in digital media. Rene's experience includes working as a Copywriter at X News Kenya and TUKO.co.ke.