That’s not how age actually works

There are plenty of hills to die on online but I never thought I’d get involved in the birthday equivalent of the flat earth society. I was reading a thread about a particular Arsenal player, when there seemed to be some argument about how old the actual player was and somebody then linked to this classic bit of interaction to show that it’s nothing new:

I thought that Graham would be in the majority and that people generally knew how birthdays work but it turns out I was wrong. Very wrong indeed when it came to another ex-player who is currently 26 years and several months old:

If you are wondering who we were talking about, it was Alex Oxlade Chamberlain, who will be 27 on 13 August, which is just over a month away. Hes definitely 26 by pretty much any yardstick

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