Talking after Australia’s 4-1 loss of their World Cup opener to France, Cummings revealed how he had initially tried to swap jerseys with Kylian Mbappe.
However when that plan did not eventuate, he as a substitute turned his consideration on Giroud.
“So after I was strolling again to my change room, I’ve seen Giroud,” he stated on ‘The Challenge’.
“I’m strolling, as good-looking as ever, and I requested him, ‘Giroud, please man, can I get your shirt man? I’m an enormous fan, can I get your shirt?’
“And he simply walked previous me, pretended he by no means spoke English! And he’s been within the Premier League for 10 years! (laughing). He simply walked proper previous me.”
In response, Giroud later shared photographs on social media of Jackson Irvine’s jersey with the caption, “Hello @jacksonirvine_ how is my English mate?” alongside laughing emojis.
Showing on SEN Radio’s ‘Saturday Morning Mowers Membership’, Cummings put any lingering hypothesis over the shirt swap to mattress, explaining it began out as “only a little bit of banter”.
“I simply assume it’s humorous. It was only a little bit of banter. I didn’t truly anticipate it to get to Giroud and for him to reply,” Cummings stated.
“It received twisted a wee bit, saying that Giroud informed me he doesn’t converse English. That wasn’t the case, he in all probability didn’t perceive me as a result of I converse Scottish. I typically converse gibberish so he simply didn’t perceive me or one thing, I’m not too positive.”
Cummings went on to explain it as a “misunderstanding”, including that it has all been “resolved” and that he had truly since acquired a message from Giroud himself.
“He truly messaged me a DM on Instagram and it seems he’s an incredible bloke,” Cummings stated.
“He’s provided to ship me an AC Milan jersey and mainly stated sorry for the misunderstanding and stuff. That’s good and reveals that he’s truly an excellent bloke.
“I stated to him that I’m going to ship him again a Mariners jersey in return. It seems that we’re truly finest mates now so, you already know, I received the final snigger.”
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