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GOAT on a Horse: Russian Football Star Arshavin Spotted Leaving Strip Club by Steed

Andrei Arshavin / Youtube

Who knew Andrei Arshavin hadn’t yet peaked?

The man who led Russia to the 2008 European Championship semifinals and scored four goals away at Anfield against Liverpool in the English Premier league achieved arguably his most legendary feat earlier this week when he departed a strip club by horse. A video of the adventure was widely shared by Russian social media on Tuesday.

https://twitter.com/SkifFc/status/1075132602888146944

The recently retired player, who is 37, was seen leaving Maximus, a club in St. Petersburg — where he was born and launched his career with Zenit. He first stumbled out hugging two women, then mounted the compliant colt.

But Arshavin did not manage to ride far. Police soon stopped him for a chat because he reportedly did not pay his full bill.

According to the Moskovsky Komsomolets tabloid, the star forward had only forked over 1,000 rubles ($14.75) and failed to pay the full fare for the ride.

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