Bernardo Silva Offers Bizarre Explanation on Why He Named Dog After Teammate John Stones

Bernardo Silva Offers Bizarre Explanation on Why He Named Dog After Teammate John Stones

  • Manchester City defender has revealed the reason why teammate Bernardo Silva named his dog after him
  • Stones felt that it was Silva's way of complimenting him for their friendship on and off the pitch
  • Silva named his French bulldog John Stones back in march in an effort to appreciate Stones, someone he shares a good relationship with

Manchester City defender John Stones has revealed why his Manchester City teammate Bernardo Silva named his dog after him.

Silva named his dog John Stones back in March. The two players share a cordial relationship on the pitch and off it, although Silva has demonstrated it surprisingly.

Bernardo Silva, John Stones, Manchester City, Premier League
Bernardo Silva named his dog after John Stones early this year. Photos by Joe Prior, Manan Vatsyayana and Michael Regan.
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According to Goal, Stones revealed the hilarious reason the Portugues star decided to name his dog stones in a funny video.

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Bernardo said to me, 'If I get a dog John, I’m going to call it John, John Stones'.
I was like, ‘Alright, why?’ He said, 'Because I want every time I get my dog or shout my dog, I’ll think of you and telling you to come to me like I own you'.
Anyway, the next minute he gets a dog. And I said, 'Oh nice Bernardo, what you got?' 'I've got a French Bulldog and I've called it John like I said I would'.

Stones added that although it was a strange way to appreciate him, he accepted it as a compliment.

We've got a good relationship, me and Bernardo. So for him to have a dog and for his Mrs to accept calling it John as well, he must like me. So I'll take it as a compliment in some way.

Rumours of Silva's transfer to Barcelona were gathering pace this past summer, but he ended up staying at Etihad. City are attempting to win the Premier League for the third time in a row this season.

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Source: Sports Brief News