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N’Golo Kante Misses Last Train Home, Visits Local Mosque, Ends Up At Fans House Eating Curry and Playing FIFA

N’Golo Kante: Chelsea superstar. France international. 2018 World Cup winner. A player with a work ethic so relentless many claim that while 70 percent of the world is covered by water, the rest is covered by N’Golo Kante.

Even so, he still loves chicken curry and a spot of FIFA.

Following Chelsea’s 4-1 win over Cardiff last weekend, Kante missed the last Eurostar back to Paris from St Pancras. So he decided to google the nearest mosque and pay a visit.

While there, Kante was spotted by 31-year-old Badlur Rahman Jalil who, despite being an Arsenal fan, decided to invite the footballer to his house for dinner.

“I went to the mosque on Saturday evening to pray and we just prayed together”, Jalil told the BBC. “It’s Islamic teaching to invite guests to your house for dinner, so I asked him.”

Kante obliged.

After arriving at Jalil’s house they ate chicken curry (Kante’s on a protein diet) and played a few games of FIFA (Kante won):

Then they were treated to the surreal experience of watching a professional footballer watch himself on Match of the Day.

Kante ended up spending two hours at the house where, unsurprisingly, around 10 of Jalil’s mates showed up to meet the man. One friend, who goes by @jahrul999 on Twitter, may have put it best with these words:

“I’m a Liverpool fan and most of us are Arsenal fans, but Kante is more than just a footballer. As a Muslim, he is a great role model to us and an example of a good human being.”

Anyone familiar with Kante will know about his humble reputation. Whether on or off the pitch, he seems to put the needs of others before himself. Better still, he is clearly devoted to Islam and the values of tolerance, kindness and hospitality that come with our faith.

This unique Saturday night-in makes us truly happy to live in a world with Kante. Despite incredible talent, fame and wealth, he doesn’t feel as if he’s above anyone else – even an Arsenal fan.

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