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NFL’s Ajayi clearly pleased to see hero Thierry Henry (video)

Thierry Henry

Former France and Arsenal soccer player Thierry Henry watches as players warm-up before an NFL football game between the Miami Dolphins and the New Orleans Saints at Wembley Stadium in London, Sunday Oct. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)

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File this under: Star running backs, they’re just like us.

Miami Dolphins bruiser Jay Ajayi is in London for a Sunday match-up with the New Orleans Saints, and he got a chance to meet childhood hero Thierry Henry.

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Ajayi, 24, was born and London and is set to become the first London-born skill position player to hit the field in England (Granted that’s a stretch of a designation, as Osi Umenyiora had plenty of skill at defensive end).

The two had met before, with Henry surprising Ajayi at Sky Sports last year.

Here’s how Ajayi reacted to his London return earlier this week, via The London Evening Standard:

“It’s exciting,” he said. “I’m getting to go home. My whole family is flying out. It’s a special thing and I think it will be even more special when I get there and the game’s about to kick off. I think that will be a great moment for me and for my family.”

We like to think Henry called him the Jay Train and Ajayi responded by saying “Invincible man, Invincible!”

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