'Who thought Dua Lipa in FIFA was a good idea?!' Gamers red-faced as pop star 'GROPED' by players during goal celebrations
English diva Lipa, born in Pristina of Kosovar-Albanian heritage, was a controversial inclusion by gaming giants EA Sports, and further bemused hardcore fans by being given a face scan to perfect her likeness, while other players such as Manchester United starlet Mason Greenwood went without.
EA Sports have added Dua Lipa to FIFA 21 and given her a face scan whilst Mason Greenwood still looks like this 😂 pic.twitter.com/LQyP1UHOn2— Footy Humour (@FootyHumour) November 12, 2020
However, the vast majority of fans clambered over themselves to get a hold of the game simply to catch a glimpse of the 'One Kiss' singer in her football kit.
Dua Lipa on fifa 😭, I can't, what's going on https://t.co/fYwxmxrkRS— Gianni Roos (@Roos_Gianni) November 12, 2020
So we can play as Dua Lipa but not any actual women’s club footballer in FIFA 21... Cool, cool, cool pic.twitter.com/dQvgk4qbC4— Kathleen McNamee (@kathleen_mcn) November 14, 2020
Right, I know it’s 2020 and nothing should shock me anymore but I have two questions here:1) Why is Dua Lipa in FIFA 21?2) Why the fuck is she in a Sunderland shirt?I mean if it turns out she loves The Lads she’s definitely the one. 😍 pic.twitter.com/ci9mmzZLNn— Anth Hunt (@TheRealAnthHunt) November 12, 2020
But it seems the practicalities of having a female pop singer are a little deeper than just its shock factor and selling power. The behavior of her teammates rather mirrored the minds of those acquiring the game simply to have Lipa under their command.
This was demonstrated by one user who, after scoring a goal with Lipa in the side of the English Premier League's Tottenham Hotspur, watched as she received a celebratory pat on the chest from teammates Dele Alli and Lucas Moura.
Who thought putting Dua Lipa into FIFA was a good idea 💀🤣 pic.twitter.com/uKOaWWRfdN— 𝘾𝙃𝙍𝙄𝙎 ⚡ (@FPL_FC) November 16, 2020
Incoming restraining order for Dele Alli... pic.twitter.com/SpATTgdsR0— Scott (@Creamola_Foam) November 15, 2020
"Who thought putting Dua Lipa into FIFA was a good idea," the man holding his joystick wrote on Twitter, perhaps echoing the thoughts of many other fellow gamers. Another commented: "Incoming restraining order for Dele Alli..."
The 25-year-old Lipa was added to the game alongside recently-crowned world Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton, his Australian F1 rival Daniel Ricciardo, Cameroonian NBA player Joel Embiid, and iconic former England skipper David Beckham.