British football fan spots Dutch doppelganger on TV at World Cup game

Double dutch! British football fan, 48, calls for help in tracking down doppelganger after spotting Netherlands supporter who looks his spitting image in the crowd of World Cup game in Qatar

  • Steve Hunt, from Norwich, spotted his look-alike watching Netherlands vs USA
  • Early into the game, camera zoomed into a Dutch supporter with a bushy beard 
  • The 48-year-old said he was left baffled thinking: ‘But I’m here, not in Qatar’ 

A British football fan has called for help in tracking down his doppelganger after spotting him in the crowd at a World Cup game in Qatar.

Steve Hunt, 48, from Norwich, Norfolk, couldn’t believe his eyes while watching the Netherlands vs USA game from home on Saturday.

After just over 10 minutes into the match, the camera zoomed in on a Dutch supporter with a bushy beard and slicked back hair, wearing black-rimmed specs.

Speaking today, Mr Hunt said he had to ‘pinch himself’ after his doppelganger appeared in front of him.

Steve Hunt, 48, from Norwich, Norfolk, couldn’t believe his eyes while watching the Netherlands vs USA game from home on Saturday

Mr Hunt, a wellbeing coordinator, said he paused the TV and zoomed in on the man, who was wearing a Netherlands kit with scarf wrapped around his neck.

The dad-of-two said: ‘I had to pinch myself.

‘I was looking at myself on the screen in the crowd in Qatar and thinking “But I’m here, I’m not in Qatar”.

‘I was thinking there must be a parallel universe, and that time portals had crossed over and that I was in two places at the same time.’

Mr Hunt’s wife, Syreeta, was too left shocked by the eerie similarity after she walked into the room to see her husband staring at the screen rather than watching the game. 

Mrs Hunt said: ‘My first reaction wad stupid. I thought “What the hell is my husband doing in Qatar while I’m stuck in Norwich”.’

After just over 10 minutes into the match, the camera zoomed in on a Dutch supporter with a bushy beard and slicked back hair, wearing black-rimmed specs

Mr Hunt, a wellbeing coordinator, said he paused the TV and zoomed in on the man, who was wearing a Netherlands kit with scarf wrapped around his neck

She said that within minutes of the look-a-like appearing on screen, her and her husband’s mobiles started pinging with messages.

Mrs Hunt, 47, said: ‘Everyone we know starting texting or calling – even Steve’s mum called saying she didn’t know that her son even liked football, let alone that he was supporting the Dutch, not England.

‘We had to tell her Steve was sat at home watching the match, but she didn’t believe me, so I had to FaceTime her and show her Steve sitting on the sofa to prove he was at home.’

She added: ‘If even his own mum thought it was him, then the resemblance really is something – we have to find out who this guy is.’

Mr Hunt’s wife, Syreeta, was too left shocked by the eerie similarity after she walked into the room to see her husband staring at the screen rather than watching the game

Mr Hunt said he even asked his mum if she ‘was sure’ that he didn’t have a secret identical twin, adding: ‘She said she was ‘sure’ that I didn’t have an identical twin, and I suppose I believe her.

‘The only way to tell for definite is for me to meet up with this guy and meet his family – I wonder if his mum and dad look just like mine?’

Steve said he was planning on putting an appeal out on social media – and was going to watch the Netherlands v Argentina on Friday to see if he could spot his lookalike in the crowd again.

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