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.
What are the qualifying factors to be the main man at a roast dinner https://t.co/J586SPOgLj
— Adam Crafton (@AdamCrafton_) September 8, 2023
— No Score Draws ✍️ (Alex & Sian – BOOK OUT NOW!) (@CheapPanini) September 8, 2023
"When I go out for a roast dinner with my family, I like to be the main man"
James Maddison – 2023. pic.twitter.com/rIthpGO7EQ
— Nizzy® (@ThatNizzy) September 8, 2023
james maddison every sunday pic.twitter.com/1NYgSfWahi
— Aidan James (@mcandidate) September 8, 2023
James Maddison, getting in the car, driving home, in the shower, having his tea, watching telly, trying to get to sleep that night:
“… they won’t print the roast dinner thing, surely.”
— Dan Sandison (@DanMUNDIAL) September 8, 2023
— Scott Chegg (@buckfastbadlad) September 8, 2023
— SopranoSoccer (@SoccerSoprano) September 9, 2023
James Maddison when they are having a roast dinner and his girlfriend asks one of his kids what they're doing at school this week pic.twitter.com/EwRw2tteZI
— Billy (@_billyreid) September 8, 2023
— fcfc___ (@fcfc____) September 8, 2023
— Culture Ultras Football Podcast (@thecultraspod) September 8, 2023