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21st Nov 2022

Man often gets mistaken for Jack Grealish and just goes along with it for special treatment

Charlie Herbert

Man who looks like Jack Grealish

His girlfriend ‘hates it’ apparently

A man who is constantly mistaken for Jack Grealish says he gets better treatment in restaurants because waiters think he is the football star – but that his girlfriend finds photo requests “cringey”.

Liam Wilson, 25, started to realise people were comparing him to the England and Manchester City Football player after the success of the men’s team at the European Championships last year.

The fitness coach has since found himself bombarded with requests for photos and people double taking when they see him.

Liam finds the likeness “funny” and enjoys “playing along” with it.

Liam, from Norwich, Norfolk, said: “I’ve always had my hair similar to how Jack has his hair.

“People started to mistake us when he became more well known the football world. I quite enjoy it.

“I get kids running up to me asking if I’m Jack Grealish.

“People in restaurants seem to be nicer to me when they think I’m him. My girlfriend hates it.

“I’m just myself but I look like Jack Grealish. If I can put a smile on someone’s face then that’s great.”

Liam finds himself being mistaken for the football star on a daily basis.

“I’ve been at a football game when Jack was playing Norwich and people thought I was him when they spotted me in the crowd,” he said.

“I don’t see the resemblance myself really but in some photos and angles I can see the similarities. I had a photo taken at length and it really looked like him.

“My girlfriend didn’t really notice the similarities and she finds it cringy when I’m mistaken for him.

“I’m always asked for photos and I just find it funny and like to play along with it.

“But I don’t brag about it. It’s just one of those things.

“I’m thinking of getting a Man City training kit and walking around town in it when the world cup kicks off to see the reaction.

“Jack will be in Qatar but it would be funny to see what people think.”

He’s likely to get more attention now as well, after Grealish scored in England’s 6-2 victory over Iran on Monday.

Grealish then kept a promise to a young fan with cerebral palsy by performing a special celebration in a heartwarming moment.

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