He's actually a footballer playing for the youth team of Italian club, Lazio, Joseph Minala has been forced to defend himself after question marks were raised over the 17-year-old’s age.
In fairness to his critics, the Cameroonian is possibly the oldest looking teenager on the planet but his agent has slammed the ‘unfair allegations’.
‘He had a difficult time growing up. If you talk to him you’ll realize he is in every way a 17-year-old lad,’ Diego Tavano told La Gazzetta dello Sport.
Minala, who only joined the Italian giants in December, hit back at his critics on Twitter, before closing down his account.
‘Envy is the weakness of man and people of poor souls feel pain seeing others in Serie A. I love you all. Forza Lazio,’ he wrote.