Bukayo Saka, Son Heung Min Put Rivalry Aside to Attend London Fashion Week Event

Bukayo Saka, Son Heung Min Put Rivalry Aside to Attend London Fashion Week Event

Rene Otinga
updated at February 20, 2024 at 11:24 AM
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  • Several Premier League superstars were spotted at the London Fashion week
  • Bukayo Saka and Son Heung Min briefly had to team up at the event
  • Struggling Everton star Dele Alli was also present

Arsenal ace, Bukayo Saka, had to put North London rivalries aside as he teamed up with Heung Min Son at a London Fashion Week on Monday, February 19.

The two players, despite having a fierce rivalry on the pitch, are ambassadors for luxury brand Burberry.

Bukayo Saka at London fashion week
Bukayo Saka attends the Burberry Winter 2024 show during London Fashion Week on February 19, 2024, in London, England. Photo by Dave Benett.
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They were part of a string of Premier League superstars who were spotted at the event, with former Tottenham star Gareth Bale also making an appearance alongside his wife Emma Rhys-Jones.

Dele Alli, Ben Chilwell, Gareth Bale and Martin Odegaard were all present for London Fashion Week.

Most of these superstars brought their A-game in terms of their dress code, with Son going for an all-black look.

Son Heung Min at the London Fashion Week.
Son Heung-min attends the Burberry show during London Fashion Week February 2024 in Victoria Park on February 19, 2024 in London, England. Photo by Jeff Spicer..
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Alli, who was in the company of his girlfriend Cindy Kimberly, also donned a black designer outfit, while Saka subtly paid tribute to the late great commentator John Motson with his coat.

Son hangs out with ex-Tottenham stars

Unlike the 2023 Fashion Week, Son was not forced to sit next to his North London rival Saka.

Instead, the forward got the chance to interact and hang out with footballers who have at least worn the Tottenham badge in the past.

One of the photos doing rounds on social media shows the South Korean posing next to Dele Alli and Gareth Bale, while his counterpart Saka took photos with his Arsenal teammate Martin Odegaard.

Saka’s awkward moment with Son in 2023

Last year, Saka and Son were subjected to one of the most awkward moments as they sat side by side at the Burberry's spring/summer 2024 show.

Despite arriving separately, the two superstars sat next to each other in the front row, as they waited for the show to begin.

The situation was made worse by the fact that Arsenal and Tottenham were tied for points in the Premier League table in 2023, and were just two points behind Manchester City, who were league leaders at the time.

Furthermore, the two had to be on their best behaviours at the event that came just days before a crunch North London derby, per ESPN.

Why Bukayo Saka is not world-class

Sports Brief also reported on why Rio Ferdinand believes Saka is yet to become a world-class player.

According to the former Manchester United star, Saka has not proven himself in the Champions League.

Recently, the Arsenal forward became the youngest player to score 50 goals for the club since Frank Stapleton in 1978.

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