It’s a debate that is currently dividing the internet – do you prefer to swim with a hippo or a crocodile?
For every Rodri, a man who would avoid a “faster” crocodile at all costs, there’s Kevin De Bruyne, who considers the hippopotamus to be by far the most dangerous animal in the world.
Believe it or not, this is what a group of Manchester City players have been discussing recently, and it’s all down to Rodri.
The Spanish midfielder was practicing some drills on the club’s training ground this week when he decided to ask his teammates an important question. Here’s how it went…
Here’s how the captivating conversation went:
Rodri: “Who will you swim with? With a hippopotamus or a crocodile?”
Haaland: “Calm down. Crocodile… hey John [Stones]hippopotamus is the most dangerous?”
Stones: Yes, definitely. The most dangerous”.
Rodri: “Nath, the thing is that hippos are more human [land] surface. But they are no more aggressive.”
Stones: “Hippo can get up and swim. Have you seen them run?”
Rodri: “Out of water? There is more water outside than inside the water.”
Haaland: “You think a hippo couldn’t swim to you in the water? You think you can swim faster?”
Rodri: “It could. But the crocodile is much faster.”
Then, as we see Nathan Ake engage in a heated debate with Rodri, the camera pans to Kevin De Bruyne, who says to another sidekick, “The hippopotamus is the most dangerous animal in the world. You think it’s a teddy bear! “
Finally, after continuing to argue, Bernardo Silva tries to settle the dispute once and for all.
After searching for an answer on her phone, she says, “The question is very simple. Who will win the fight between the hippo and the crocodile? Everyone says hippopotamus.”
But Rodri had none of it. Leaving the building, he continues to defend the hippo along with Ake and Haaland.
And it didn’t end there. Days later, Rodri was still debating this with Haaland and Manuel Akanji. “You wouldn’t see a crocodile approaching,” he says.
Here’s how social media reacted to the debate.
One fan said, “Even debatable, the hippo wins every time,” while another commented, “This is a learning moment for Rodri. Don’t mess with hippos. Never”.
A third wrote: “Here’s what I told a friend recently. Guys can sit in a room and talk about such absolutely random stuff for hours and that’s all they need to have a good time.”
What do you think? Let us know in the comments.