Double Dutch: British man tries to trace Oranje-supporting doppelganger

The mystery Dutchman and Steve Hunt (right)

A British man is appealing to the Dutch to help track down his football supporting doppleganger, spotted watching the Netherlands take on the US on Saturday.

Steve Hunt, from Norwich, says he has been inundated with phone calls from friends and family who spotted him in the crowd, and wanted to know what he was doing in Qatar.

After just over 10 minutes into the match, the camera zoomed in on Dutch supporter with a bushy beard and slicked back hair, wearing black-rimmed glasses, the Daily Mail reported.

‘I had to pinch myself. I was looking at myself on the screen in the crowd in Qatar and thinking “But I’m here, I’m not in Qatar”,’ he told the paper. ‘I was thinking there must be a parallel universe, and that time portals had crossed over and that I was in two places at the same time.’

Even his mother called, saying she didn’t know that her son even liked football, let alone that he was supporting the Dutch, not England, Steve’s wife Syreeta told the paper.

Hunt said he asked his mum if she ‘was sure’ that he didn’t have a secret identical twin. ‘The only way to tell for definite is for me to meet up with this guy and meet his family – I wonder if his mum and dad look just like mine?,’ he said.

He also plans to watch the Netherlands v Argentina on Friday to see if he could spot his lookalike in the crowd again.

Update: Steve’s lookalike has been found

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