Manchester City fans were beaming with joy for Oleksandr Zinchenko after the player made a cheeky move on a reporter in his post-match interview.
The 22-year-old Ukrainian attacking midfielder has been on international duty with his country and spoke with Vlada Sedan following his side’s 5-0 thumping of Serbia.
But the City starlet, who can also be deployed as a full-back, decided to end his live interview with a cheeky kiss on the reporter before smiling as he walked off camera.
City fans loved the moment to bits and have shared their warm affection for the Ukraine international on social media.
“Cute, cute boy Zinchenko [is],” one Twitter user posted.
Someone else tweeted: “Wow, Zinchenko is a smooth man with the ladies.”
A third said: “He’s ready to risk all with that look he gave her.”
Of course, not everyone was happy about him taking advantage of the reporter during the interview.
While many have shared their anger on social media, others have been quick to come out in support of Zinchenko by saying that the two are ‘best friends’ and have posted photos of them together.
The spotlight has been placed on this type of behaviour after Kubrat Pulev kissed a female reporter following his bout in March.
It was followed up with reports last month that said the Bulgarian boxer had been ordered to take part in sexual harassment prevention classes.
Zinchenko has become popular among City fans after breaking into the first team.
During Pep Guardiola’s historic domestic treble-winning season, the City star made 29 appearances across all competitions, scored once and assisted on five occasions.
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