Rapper Dave has joked that he intends to “retire” now that his track “Thiago Silva”, named after the Paris Saint Germain footballer, has been acknowledged by the PSG star himself.

Dave was responsible for one of this weekend’s funniest viral moments at Glastonbury, when he plucked a fan named Alex from the audience at his Other Stage set who proceeded to flawlessly join in with the track, all while sporting a Thiago Silva football shirt.

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The performance led to Silva finally acknowledging the track, released in 2016 as a collaboration between Dave and AJ Tracey, who tweeted early this morning: “Thanks Alex!”

Writing on Twitter, Dave joked that “Thiago Silva has recognised ‘Thiago Silva’ and now I have decided to retire”. He added: “My work here is done.”

The Silva shout-out capped an incredible weekend for the Streatham-born rapper, who also made an appearance during Stormzy’s barnstormer of a headlining set on Friday night.

Read more of our Glastonbury 2019 coverage here.

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