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Watch as 'Greek god' runs for cover after lion roared during official club announcement photoshoot

Kostas Manolas, widely referred to as the 'Greek god', nearly took off during a promo shoot for his unveiling at Sharjah FC when a lion on set roared.

New Sharjah  FC signee Kostas Manolas startled by lion during official photoshoot

Sharjah FC went an extra mile when shooting the unveiling video for the former AS Roma star as they brought a live lion on set.

Everything seemed to be going as planned before the king of the jungle roared. Manolas, who was kneeling beside the lion at the time, quickly rose to his feet to run away but was assured that the lion would not harm him.

The former Napoli and Roma defender switched from Olympiacos to Sharjah on September 22, 2022.

Roma fans will never forget about Manolas after his famous last-minute strike against Barcelona in 2018 hence kicking out the Spanish giants from the Champions League tournament. The 'Greek god' nickname was introduced after the wonder goal.

“Roma have risen from their ruins,” boomed Drury over the celebrations, “Manolas, the Greek God in Rome! The unthinkable unfolds before our eyes. This was not meant to happen; this could not happen … this is happening!" went Drury's words describing Manolas after scoring against Barcelona.

Since then, Manolas became Roma's idol after the likes of Francesco Totti.

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