Not to exaggerate, but a man’s car is quite a personal matter. A bump or scratch sometimes hurts and feels more than a blow to the body. There is such a great sense of belonging of the genre for the cars that playing a joke with them can sometimes even cause a faint. That’s what happened to Louis Ferdinand Muriel the day he turned 30 when he saw the state of his Audi truck, with which he moves around the city of Bergamo.
It was in April 2021 when Muriel joyfully celebrated having reached the age of 30. Although it was a very emotional day, the obligations with the sport kept him busy with Atalanta and fulfilling the rigorous training schedule under the orders of his coach, Gian Piero Gasperini. Leaving one of his practices, he found his Audi pickup particularly “ornate”.
As he himself revealed, one of his teammates at the time, goalkeeper Pierluigi Gollini, escaped minutes before training and decided to fill the car with small pieces of paper where he congratulated him on his birthday and drew the number ’30 on the front. ‘. Of course, Luis Fernando recorded the ‘little joke’ they played on him, published it on his social networks and it didn’t take long for the play they had made to go viral.
And it seems that Muriel is one of the players who most boasts about his collection of cars at Atalanta. A couple of years ago, Alejandro ‘el Papu’ Gómez also exposed the Colombian on social networks for walking around Bergamo with a luxurious yellow Lamborghini that caused the Argentine midfielder to laugh. Another who also bothers him for his exotic cars is his compatriot and teammate, Duván Zapata.