Josh Norman is one of the best cornerbacks in the National Football League but the recent $75 million signing for the Washington Redskins has a passion for soccer!
And like many non-soccer players turned fans, Norman discovered the game playing EA Sports FIFA. The 28-year-old is taking some time away from the gridiron during the off-season and spent time with some of his famous footballers with Paris Saint-Germain over the weekend.
“We’ve got some players that play FIFA and they want to challenge me because they know how big of a FIFA-head I am, and I beat them,” Norman told PSG.TV. “I beat them pretty convincingly, but at the same time they all have fun with it.”
The former Carolina Panther player met the PSG players last year when the Ligue 1 club was played Chelsea in the International Champions Cup at the Bank of America Stadium last summer.
With the Ligue 1 title wrapped up and only Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s send-off ahead, the club had some downtime to spend with Norman on the training field showing him the finer points of the beautiful game including the goal celebration.
Norman did his part as well pulling out an American football and helping the PSG players with their skills.
PSG took care of business with their 4-0 win over Nantes in their final game of the season. Ibrahimovic, who made headlines saying on his social media before the game, ‘I came like a king, left like a legend’ lived up to those words (if that is even possible), scoring 2 goals in his final game at the Parc des Prince. The result completed their cake walk through the competition winning Ligue 1 by 31 points over 2nd place Olympique Lyonnais.
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