Video Shows Scared ‘Greek God’ Manolas Running for His Life After Lion Roars During Photo Shoot at New Club

Video Shows Scared ‘Greek God’ Manolas Running for His Life After Lion Roars During Photo Shoot at New Club

  • Emirati club Sharjah introduced new signing Kostas Manolas as a 'Greek warrior' and part of his presentation theme included posing alongside an actual lion
  • The creative unveiling of Sharjah's latest acquisition was going according to plan until the lion roared, forcing Manolas to 'chicken out'
  • The 31-year-old Greek centre-half signed a 2-year contract with the club plus an option to extend his deal for an additional season

Kostas Manolas was scared to death during his photo shoot at new club, FC Sharjah.

The former AS Roma and Napoli defender was terrified by the roar of a lion during an unconventional announcement made by the club from the United Arab Emirates.

Manolas became a global sensation following his dramatic winning goal against Barcelona in the quarterfinals of the 2018 Champions League.

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Former AS Roma defender Kostas Manolas was terrified following a lion's roar during a photo shoot at his unveiling as a new player for Sharjah. Photo credit: @_GIFN @ASRomaEN
Source: Twitter

Following his move from Greek side Olympiacos to FC Sharjah, the 31-year-old was involved in a terrifying incident at his photo shoot.

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In a video posted on Twitter, seen by Sports Brief, Manolas knelt slightly away from the 'king of the jungle' lion as he prepared for his photo shoot.

However, the ex-Roma defender was given a horrific experience when the unprovoked lion roared, scaring the life out of Manolas, who naturally had to abandon the photo shoot.

Wearing the number 14 shirt, he rose to his feet following the lion's roar and stepped out of the zone for the photo shoot.

Manolas becomes Sharjah’s third high-profile signing of the summer, along with ex-Barcelona midfielder Miralem Pjanić and former Dortmund attacker Paco Alcácer.

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Costa made a comeback to the Premier League after he sealed a move to Wolves on a free transfer. The former Chelsea striker has been a free agent since terminating his contract with Brazilian aide Athletico Mineiro.

He was brought in as a stop-gap replacement to Sasa Kalajdzic, who suffered a cruciate ligament injury on his debut.

Source: Sports Brief News