Andrea Pirlo Has Sandwich Created in His Honour by New York Deli

Tom Webb@@tomwebby92UK Staff WriterAugust 19, 2015

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We taste-tested "The Pirlo" --> http://t.co/rcKBu06x7I http://t.co/yTDWWkeFUQ

There is perhaps no greater compliment to a New Yorker than to create a sandwich in his or her honour.

And it's taken New York City FC midfielder Andrea Pirlo just over a month to have that honour bestowed upon him.

New York specialty sandwich shop No. 7 Sub, in conjunction with Howler, has created "The Pirlo" in tribute to the Italian maestro.

Naturally, the sandwich contains several typical Mediterranean ingredients, including salami, fried zucchini and mozzarella as well as the slightly random inclusion of pickled blueberries.

The only problem? The spelling.

Fútbol MLS @futbolMLS

Probamos el Pirlo Sandwich que venden en Nueva York. Es justamente lo que estabas esperando: http://t.co/Cj9q9eL1Vw http://t.co/AjiJbUOI0i

No Prilo? No Praty?

[h/t Who Ate All The Pies]

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