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Jaime Lannister and Euron Greyjoy went to football together and everyone’s making the same joke

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Bloodthirsty hipster pirate Euron Greyjoy has made a bit of a splash in Game of Thrones Season 7. 

He looks every bit the natural successor to Joffrey and Ramsay Bolton as the show’s unnerving lunatic, maniacally laughing as his crew mercilessly laid waste to Yara’s Iron Fleet in Episode 2. 

In fact, the only character in the show who perhaps rivals Euron’s sadism is his sudden love interest and current occupant of the Iron Throne, Cersei Lannister.

The self-declared Queen of the Seven Kingdoms was chuffed to bits when the banished Greyjoy brought her Ellaria Sand and her daughter, Tyene, as prisoners. It was Ellaria, of course, who murdered Cersei’s only daughter, and by hauling her to King’s Landing Euron made good on his promise of a ‘precious gift’ – and then some. 

In fact, Cersei was so grateful for the gesture that she promised her new admirer the marriage he so desired when the war had been won. We’d have to question the person who takes the scheming Queen’s assurances at face value, but that’s where we’re at. 

All of this has unsurprisingly gone down very badly with Jaime Lannister, because, well, you know. Anyone willing to take on the so-called Kingslayer had better know what they’re doing, but Euron is taking great joy in taunting his sort-of ally about his intentions. 

But while they clearly hate one another on screen, the internet has discovered that actors Nikolaj Coster-Waldau (Jaime) and Pilou Asbaek (Euron) appear to be good mates off it. 

The pair were photographed together at football match between Sevilla and Barcelona last year, but with Season 7’s plot revelations their real-life friendship is suddenly a lot more amusing.

Of course, everyone was making a similar joke.

The image was just too jarring for one man, who is calling for a ban on Game of Thrones stars on having any sort of social life outside of filming. 

Seems fair. 

(Lead image: @boywithnojob/Twitter)

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