Well, either that or Mathieu Valbuena is really teeny tiny. Or both.
But actually, Mathieu Valbuena is 1.67m tall, not just under a metre. And although the photo – taken during Wednesday evening’s bore draw – is unadulterated, he is obviously leaning back and that’s why he looks so short.
Sadly for Mathieu, despite him being a very talented footballer, from now on each google search for his name will bring up this image at the top. And me posting it is only going to exacerbate that phenomenon.