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Forget Valentine’s Day, It’s the Official Kolo Toure Appreciation Day

Forget Valentine’s Day, It’s the Official Kolo Toure Appreciation Day

On a day like today, it’s important to remember the people important in your life, and to tell that special someone that you love them more than ever. For many football fans across the country, that special someone is Kolo Toure.

Supporters of Liverpool, Arsenal, Man City and Celtic have been singing the praises of the eccentric Ivorian centre-back all day on social media for the first annual Kolo Toure Appreciation Day.

One year ago today, the 35-year-old defender score his only goal for Liverpool in a 6-0 demolishing of sorry Aston Villa, with the anniversary prompting an outpouring of memories, clips, gifs and memes of a player it’s absolutely impossible to hate.

From a stunning own goal against Fulham, to a crunching tackle on referee Phil Dowd, here are some of the best tribute on social media:

The hashtag has been trending all over the UK this afternoon, with fans eager to let the big man know how much love there is for him out there.

What’s your favourite Kolo memory?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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