Twitter loved Peter Crouch’s shirt nickname idea, and had some suggestions of their own
The big man has one of football’s more ironic names.
The wonderful world of football shirt names is a confusing one, with some players using nicknames and other variations on their name on their top.
And one Twitter user thought, with that in mind, Stoke City striker Peter Crouch should get himself a different moniker.
Who decides what footballers can put on the back of their top? 'Hulk'?, 'James'?, Why not have 'The Big fella' @petercrouch— Will Ramsey (@willrdavidson) July 12, 2017
“Here comes The Big Fella”. It’s got a ring to it.
And Crouch thought so too, but had an idea of his own.
Always wondered this . I have made inquiries . From next season I will be known as crouchinho 25 https://t.co/phRplkgBgz— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) July 12, 2017
As the number of retweets suggests, this was an idea others found intriguing, despite the extra pennies you’d have to spend on the ‘inho’ on your shirt.
Is Crouchao an option?
In South America you're allowed to use nicknames. "Inho" means little and "ão" big. Crouchinho = Little Crouch. Love it! 🤘👏— Dan Bond (@DSFernandoBond) July 12, 2017
Crouchzilla is a bit more unusual, but not out of the question.
Crouchzilla has to be a shout surely— Jamie (@i0_KOOZ_0i) July 12, 2017
And of course, for a big man with as good a touch as Crouch, a reference to his height was always going to be suggested.
"Three Meter Peter" is the best option by far.— My Football Facts (@myfootballfacts) July 12, 2017
Crouch has enjoyed a summer of successful tweeting so far, so what about Tweeter Crouch?
I've had some proud moments in my career but 2nd in the dads race today was special .— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 30, 2017
Summer for me is about time with family . pic.twitter.com/dtft1CZoyl— Peter Crouch (@petercrouch) June 19, 2017
OK, maybe not.