Tomáš Kalas, the former Chelsea player who has recently moved to Championship side Bristol City, has jumped onto fan service, stating that the supporters can slap him if they want if he refuses to have pictures.
Kalas made his Premier League debut in 2014 replacing an injured John Terry, under then Chelsea boss José Mourinho, against Liverpool at Anfield- the match that is famous for Steven Gerrard’s slip, causing Reds the trophy.
The Czech center back was on a loan spree with the Robins last season, where he enjoyed 41 appearances for the club, and finally made a permanent move of £8 million.
The 26 year old had a nice season at Ashton Gate, and said that he was happy on the transfer away from the Blues, where he was being temporarily sent out on loan for several years.
In an interview with Bristol Post, the defender was seen enthusiastic about his future at Bristol.
“In Bristol it’s a nice atmosphere everywhere you go,”
“Nowadays loads of people know me now so it’s making it quite tough again.”
“But as long as somebody isn’t rude like one of today’s kids. I signed their shirt and they said, ‘great own goal’ [against Crystal Palace on Saturday] … in that moment you would rip that shirt off them!”
“As long as they ask politely, I’ve never said no (to signing an autograph) and I’ll never do that unless somebody says, as a direct order, ‘sign my shirt, take a picture with me’ then I don’t really hear that.”
“But if somebody says please, because that’s what my father taught me, say hi to everyone who says hi, say please to anybody who says please.”
“If somebody says, ‘please can we take a picture’ – if I say no then they can slap me.”
Our chat with Tomas Kalas yesterday. The #BristolCity club record signing says that any fan is welcome to slap him if he ever says no to a request for a picture. He's very polite. Also: he really likes Bristol and was finally ready to leave Chelsea. #CFC https://t.co/1wtBuiUcsq
— Gregor MacGregor (@GeeMacGee) July 31, 2019