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A Harry Kane lookalike has revealed that he's been flooded with Instagram DMs from female fans since people noticed he had a striking resemblance to England star Harry Kane.
Danny McLaughlin started to get attention during the 2018 World Cup but now that seems to have been ramped up a notch for the Euro 2020 because the 29-year-old from Essex claims to have been bombarded by admirers.
Speaking to the Mirror, he said: "I had a lot of people sliding in my DMs on Instagram. It was one after another, I thought, 'This is ridiculous'.
"Some cringey messages saying, 'I don't usually do this but I saw you on TV and thought you were really cute.'
"I just remember looking at it laughing and thinking how bizarre it was. I'd send it to my missus saying, 'You've got some competition'."
Danny went on to explain that people started to notice him when he was studying at university: "We were lining up in a nightclub and I think Harry had scored against Arsenal.
"I didn't think anything of it, it was only when friends said it to me and then all of a sudden we were getting into night clubs for free or queue jumping which was something special.
"Especially at university - everyone wants to be your friend."
Danny, who stands at an impressive 6ft 8 in comparison to 6ft 2 Kane, added: "When I do go out, I wear my England shirt and I do like Kane and have him on the back of it. It's hilarious.
"It's like anything, you see one person doing something and it makes you want to follow suit. So if someone else sees something in someone, you naturally go, 'Oh he does actually, I want a photo'."
During the World Cup, Harry - we mean Danny - found himself at the centre of attention in pubs while revellers chant 'Harry'.
He said: "It's bizarre. I didn't think I looked anything like him to begin with but now I'm wondering if I do.
"At first when I heard people talking about Harry Kane I would look behind me to see if he had been spotted nearby, but they were talking about me."
Like most things in life (where social media is concerned), there has to be trolls creeping in some crevice of the internet, waiting for their opportunity to spout some cr*p.
Talking about any negativity aimed at him, Danny said: "Obviously you're never going to look exactly like him and you're never going to please everyone, but there's a lot of haters out there who are going to try and bring you down."
Featured Image Credit: Instagram/@harrykanelookalike/PA
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