Flippers, flappers and triple keepers: The Premier League's weirdest final day?


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Tottenham scored seven, John Terry stopped play and Arsenal missed out on Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years.

But the final day of the 2016-17 Premier League season offered up much stranger goings-on on the pitch – involving snorkels, stray birds and debuts for millennials.

The things people do for a freebie…

Peter Crouch and Tyrone Sidley, enjoying some end-of-season fun at Southampton

Stoke fan Tyrone Sidley, aka @stokemadsidders on Twitter, messaged striker Peter Crouch and offered to wear Speedos for the game at Southampton if, in return, he could have Crouch’s match shirt.

The England international bartered with him, and said he had to wear the swimwear – and nothing else – for the trip to the south coast. Team-mate Charlie Adam then chimed in with a suggestion of a snorkel and flippers, too.

Challenge accepted.

Crouch scored the only goal of the match in Stoke’s win over Saints and at the final whistle he found Tyrone in the crowd, complete with tiny shorts and snorkel, gave him a big kiss on the head and handed over the match-winning shirt.

Crouch tweeted later on: