With QPR's relegation from the Premier League imminent, there's a good chance goalkeeper Julio Cesar will be wearing a different shirt next season. Yet the Brazilian appears to be getting ahead of himself by wearing a full Chelsea kit to countryman David Luiz's fancy dress-themed 26th birthday party.
Luiz and Cesar could have made things very easy for themselves by dressing up as Sideshow Bob and Buzz Lightyear for the celebration, but their outfits appeared to be inspired by south west London, with the Blues defender dressing as a Chelsea pensioner. The picture above was uploaded to Instagram by Cesar's partner Susana Werner, but now appears to have been removed.
UPDATE: Cesar has now issued a statement via the QPR website, claiming he and his family dressed as Luiz as a "joke" and that he did not wish to cause any offence. He does not use the words "sorry" or "apologize".
A host of Chelsea stars turned up to the party, which also commemorated Mikel John Obi's 26th birthday...
Henrique Hilario appears to be paying homage to Top Gun, Paulo Ferreira is Robin (it's hard to tell who Batman is, perhaps Fernando Torres is wearing his mask under the mask?), Oscar is Zorro, Nathan Ake is a dreadlocked Superman, Ramires is a Chelsea pensioner just like Luiz, Marko Marin is Robin Hood, and Eden Hazard went to all the effort of wearing a Brazil shirt.
Luiz was also lucky enough to receive two birthday cakes: a confusing one covered in masquerade masks and adorned with the word "Geezer" and another depicting the man himself pulling a gnarly shaka hang loose sign...
The cake on the right is a classic case of desserts imitating life...
- David Luiz
- Sideshow Bob