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Memphis Depay channels his inner Joe Exotic as he enjoys lockdown with a liger in latest music video

Memphis Depay has revealed what he has been doing during lockdown in bizarre fashion after releasing a music video in which he eats breakfast with a liger.  

The mercurial Lyon midfielder’s latest music release ‘Dubai Freestyle’ shows him living up a lavish lifestyle and it begins with him walking down the stairs with a small lion-tiger-cross, in an opening scene Tiger King supremo Joe Exotic would have been proud of.

Pet tigers and lions are a hot topic at the moment after the popularity of bonkers Netflix documentary ‘Tiger King’, which follows the unusual life of American zoo keeper Exotic.  

Memphis Depay has revealed a bizarre music video during lockdown involving a liger

Memphis Depay has revealed a bizarre music video during lockdown involving a liger

Memphis Depay has revealed a bizarre music video during lockdown involving a liger

The video 'Dubai Freestyle' shows Depay sitting at a table eating breakfast with an exotic cat

The video 'Dubai Freestyle' shows Depay sitting at a table eating breakfast with an exotic cat

The video ‘Dubai Freestyle’ shows Depay sitting at a table eating breakfast with an exotic cat

Depay has carried on this trend as he revealed what seems to be his pet being allowed to roam his house and sit on top of the table in his apartment.

Most would be terrified at the prospect of being near these big cats, but it seems Depay is much like Exotic in being strangely familiar with them, as a cut of the animal actually eating cereal out of a bowl can also be seen in the video.

The Dutchman’s video also shows him diving into a swimming pool, driving a Rolls Royce around the desert and walking round the streets of Dubai.

WARNING – The below video contains strong language.  

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Depay's video release drew similarities to Joe Exotic from viral Netflix documentary Tiger King

Depay's video release drew similarities to Joe Exotic from viral Netflix documentary Tiger King

Depay’s video release drew similarities to Joe Exotic from viral Netflix documentary Tiger King

Those on Twitter were quick to point out the similarities between Depay and Netflix’s current viral star, with one user editing Exotic’s iconic mullet and hat onto the former Manchester United winger’s head. 

Depay has long been known as an eccentric character and his latest video, receiving over 100,000 views after just 24 hours, is one of several on his official Youtube channel.

Former team-mate Wayne Rooney once revealed that he advised Memphis to cut out his flashy behaviour after dropping to the reserves under Louis Van Gaal, but instead turned up to the game wearing a leather jacket, a cowboy hat and again driving a Rolls Royce.

Depay, like the rest of the footballing world, has found himself with an abundance of free time after the coronavirus has ground the world to a halt, though it is not known whether the video was shot before or after lockdown measures were introduced. 

One Twitter user edited Exotic's iconic mullet and hat onto Depay's head after the video

One Twitter user edited Exotic's iconic mullet and hat onto Depay's head after the video

One Twitter user edited Exotic’s iconic mullet and hat onto Depay’s head after the video

 

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