Peter Crouch towers over the rest of football twitter

He's used to looming over others, but on twitter the well-travelled striker is as down-to-earth as they come. Here are some of his best online moments...

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He may not have the numbers of Cristiano Ronaldo or the brand reach of Neymay Jr, but Peter Crouch is undoubtedly one of the best football follows on twitter.

The former Spurs and Liverpool striker’s quick wit and lack of ego, despite being Premier League hero and England centre-forward, make him stand out in a timeline of professionally managed feeds and obsessive image control.

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Last week, the big man – who, I don’t know if you heard, is surprisingly good with his feet – rose above the twitter chaff with his reaction to the birth of the royal baby:

It’s not the first time one of his social media jokes has gone viral.

After Cristiano Ronaldo’s wonder goal against Juventus, Crouchy leapt off the mark with this:

He can take random tweets in good humour too:

And then there are his own gaming exploits…

Even on hols he’s up for a laugh:

And he expertly handles awkward situations:

Finally, he’s not afraid of making an ass of himself:

Cheeky.

He’s always had a sharper sense of humour than you might expect from professional footballer, but it’s great he’s willing to share his unique (6ft 7in in fact) perspective on twitter.

If you’re not following the Premier League goal-scoring legend, you’re missing out.

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