Michail Antonio Set for Humiliating Apology Video After Losing FIFA Battle With Spurs Star

Footballers, like all of us, have been stuck at home trying to keep themselves busy in whatever way possible as a result of the coronavirus. 

A number of players have decided to take part in the toilet roll challenge, with some attempts better than others (sorry Jamie Carragher, that was a pretty pathetic attempt if we're being honest). 

​West Ham were due to travel to take on ​Tottenham last Friday in the Premier League, and Michail Antonio was keen to see the London derby go ahead - albeit virtually. As a result, he took to his ​Twitter last Monday, posting: “I ain’t missing playing a London derby this weekend...Fifa, who wants it? #BeastMoves.”

Sure enough, it took just 11 minutes for Spurs youngster Sessegnon to take Antonio up on the offer. 

The game was set up for last Friday. However, the pair decided to raise the stakes, with the loser having to do a full apology afterwards. Not too bad. Oh, they'd have to do it in the other team’s shirt.

The game of FIFA was shown live via streaming service Twitch, and people tuned in to watch Sessegnon cruise to a comfortable 2-0 win over Antonio's West Ham side. Giovani Lo Celso and Lucas Moura were on target for the virtual Spurs, but it could have been worse as Sessegnon had two penalties saved. 

After the game, Antonio revealed his devastation, but had a theory as to why he lost. With clear resemblances to the battle of Coleen Rooney vs Rebekah Vardy earlier in the season, Antonio took to his ​Twitter to share his thoughts. He said: "I think it's clear what's happened..........my controller must have been broken."

Elsewhere, Antonio wrote: "ABSOLUTELY GUTTED! Was embarrassing out there today and I’m way better than that. The passing was off, shooting was bad and couldn’t tackle....I'LL BE BACK."

The 29-year-old also spoke on Instagram, joking that he can barely look at his son now. He said: "I'm really disappointed in myself. I want to say sorry to all the West Ham fans out there who watched me play. It was embarrassing. I am better than that. I don't even know what to say. I can't look at my son. I almost lied to him [about the score]."

As for Sessegnon, well, he's claimed the bragging rights for Spurs now. He also posted on ​Twitter after the game, claiming that the win 'could have been more'. 

All in all, yes it was a bit of fun, but it was all for a very good cause as player agency USM, who represent both players, donated £1,000 to the mental health charity MIND. 

Source : 90min