FIFA 19’s career mode shows Petr Cech renegotiating Arsenal contract complete with protective helmet
- Petr Cech can be seen negotiating a new contract in his helmet on FIFA 19
- Cech wears the helmet for games following a collision with Noel Hunt in 2006
- One eagle-eyed gamer saw his screen grab of Cech go viral on social media
- Cech saw the funny side and later responded saying the graphic was inaccurate
- The popular video game is due for release in the UK on September 28
Every so often, EA Sports’ FIFA games serve up a memorable glitch that quickly becomes the talk of social media, and this year’s version is no different.
Somewhat bizarrely, the soon-to-be-released FIFA 19 shows Arsenal goalkeeper Petr Cech renegotiating a new contract in his helmet – much to amusement of social media.
Cech, of course, wears the protective headgear for matches following a nasty collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt in 2006, yet has no need for it in the rest of his daily life.
Petr Cech (left) can be seen negotiating a new contract in his helmet on FIFA 19
Cech wears the helmet for games following a nasty collision at Reading in 2006
However, enter contract negotiations with the player on Career Mode and he can still be seen wearing the helmet.
The amusing glitch was quickly picked up on by eagle-eyed one user, who saw his tweet go viral within minutes.
But the goalkeeper waded in on the debate himself, suggesting a truly accurate representation of him inside a negotation room would have included him in a tie.
‘It’s wrong guys … I’d wear a tie,’ Cech wrote on Twitter.
But with hundreds of hilarious responses on social media, the Czech stopper found himself showered in jokes and memes.
One reply showed a close-up of Cech in his helmet on the game with the caption: ‘When you know you have a hard night of drinking ahead of you with your buddies at the bar.’
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Another compared Cech’s virtual agent to Prince Charles: ‘And why is he negotiating with Prince Charles??’
Some also bemoaned what they classed as lazy game development from makers EA Sports, who clearly only have one image of the goalkeeper.
‘Such lazy, lazy game development lol,’ wrote AZ.
Speaking back in 2015, Cech admitted that the helmet is sometimes uncomfortable to wear during games.
‘I would be more confident if I had it off,’ said Cech in 2015. ‘If you like it or not, the helmet affects your surroundings.
‘You have your ears covered and it makes hearing worse. But the doctor has forbidden me to take off the helmet. If I did, I would not pay insurance.’
FIFA 19 is due for release on September 28 in the UK.
FIFA 19 is released on September 28 and features Cristiano Ronaldo as its cover star
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