[when] I go for a roast dinner with my family, I like to be the main man.” James Maddison Roast Dinner trended on Twitter

The funniest internet reactions to James Maddison’s hilariously bizarre roast dinners claim

James Maddison was trending on Twitter – sorry Elon, we’re never calling in X, grow up – after coming out with one of the great footballer lines of our time.

The Tottenham playmaker’s assertion that he’s ‘the main man at a roast dinner’ had Twitter baffled and tickled in equal measure.

“It’s not a conscious effort to try and be the showman,” Maddison told The Independent. “That’s just how I play football. That’s just how I am as a person, [when] I go for a roast dinner with my family, I like to be the main man.”

Maddison is currently away on international duty, with England facing Ukraine in a Euro 2024 qualifier before a friendly against Scotland next week.

The 26-year-old has enjoyed an exceptional start to the 2023-24 campaign with new club Tottenham, having played a major role in them taking 10 points from four games under Ange Postecoglou.

He’s often been praised for his honest, interesting responses in post-match interviews and his natural demeanour in front of the camera. His latest interview is no exception, with lots of insight into working under Postecoglou, the departure of Harry Kane and his Three Lions inspirations.

But that roast dinners line was always going to stick out – and The Indy knew they were onto a winner by sticking it in their headline.

We’ve compiled some of the funniest responses to Maddison’s claim, inevitably filled with memes and references from Peep Show, Breaking Bad, The Sopranos and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

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