Why was Manchester City footballer's picture beamed onto side of Sheffield flats?

Manchester City projected an image of Kyle Walker onto the side of a block of flats on the Lansdowne Estate, Sharrow. Picture: Manchester City.
Manchester City projected an image of Kyle Walker onto the side of a block of flats on the Lansdowne Estate, Sharrow. Picture: Manchester City.
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Residents on a Sheffield estate may well have had a surprise this bank holiday weekend when a photograph of a Manchester City footballer was projected on the side of their block of flats.

The newly-crowned Premier League champions, who received their trophy on Sunday, celebrated in style by projecting profiles of each of their title winning squad onto buildings in their home cities around the world.

And Sheffield was among those sites when a picture of defender Kyle Walker was beamed on the side of the Landsdown Estate in Sharrow, where he used to play football with his friends as a youngster.

Walker studied at Porter Croft Infant and Junior School before going on to High Storrs School.

He signed for City last summer for a staggering £50 million from Tottenham Hotspur.

Fellow defender John Stones, of Barnsley, also had his image projected onto Penistone Grammar School, where he studied.

Manchester City beamed a picture of John Stones onto the side of Penistone Grammar School. Picture: Manchester City.

Manchester City beamed a picture of John Stones onto the side of Penistone Grammar School. Picture: Manchester City.

The projections spread across 25 cities over three continents and were a special surprise to the players who lifted the trophy in front of a packed Etihad crowd following Sunday's goalless draw with Huddersfield.

Every player who has been part of the title-winning campaign, along with manager Pep Guardiola and his coaching staff, were represented in the displays.

Kyle Walker in action for Sheffield United in 2009.

Kyle Walker in action for Sheffield United in 2009.