We’ve already seen Cesc Fabregas emulate one cinema icon during coronavirus self-isolation, and now Everton star Andre Gomes has done the same.
But while former Arsenal and Chelsea player Fabregas took to comedy – recreating the famous ‘Good Morning My Neighbours’ scene from the Eddie Murphy movie ‘Coming to America’ – Gomes decided to go topical with a recreation of ‘Cast Away’.
The 2000 survival film starring Tom Hanks, who recently tested positive for COVID-19, depicts a man stranded on an island after a plane crash.
Hanks is brilliant in the movie, but the real star is his lone companion – the volleyball, Wilson, named after the ball’s manufacturers.
And Gomes decided to lighten the mood in these troubling times by sharing his own version of the film – even starring his very own Wilson.
The Portugal midfielder, who only recently returned to playing after a serious injury, says to his ball companion: “Oh, I don’t even know which day is today.
“It’s been a while at home.. lack of food.. it’s hard eh?
“Imagine for me.. I was out of football for four months.. without touching the ball.. and now that I’m back I have to sit at home.. it’s bad, really bad.
“What can we do?
“Some exercise.. Netflix.. doing the challenge people put on Instagram.. that’s it.”
When Gomes and his Everton teammates return to the pitch remains to be seen.
All professional football in England is suspended until April 3 at the earliest, and the Premier League are meeting today to assess the situation and attempt to formulate a plan as to how the 2019/20 season can be finished.