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The Toe Poke
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 By Chris Wright

Which top European football star is decked out like Captain Jack Sparrow?

With tousled hair and fastidiously applied make-up, you'd be hard pressed to recognise the famous footballer pictured here in full Captain Jack Sparrow cosplay.

We'll let you have a guess or two before scrolling below the picture for the answer, but should you need a clue: you're looking at a midfielder who currently plies his trade for one of the biggest clubs in the world.

Which top European football star is decked out like Captain Jack Sparrow
Which top European football star is decked out like Captain Jack Sparrow.

It's Barcelona schemer Ivan Rakitic who, according to his Instagram post, was more than happy to dress up as Captain Jack at the behest of wife Raquel and their four-year-old daughter, Althea.

What better way to liven up an otherwise dull Sunday afternoon while you're waiting for the season to start?

Chris covers the funny side of the game for ESPN FC in the Toe Poke blog.

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