Rihanna has made Eagles linebacker Mychal Kendricks quite a star in the past day, after naming him her crush. While the 22-year-old NFL player is already on a well-known sports team, the number of followers he accrued on social media increased tremendously after the Bajan beauty posted a picture of him, naming him her “man crush.” Instagram has a trend on Monday where people can post pictures of their male crush under the hashtag “MCM.”
The singer posted a photo of Kendricks along with the photo caption, “Is it Monday? Cuz chhh…#MCM [sic].” Most of the ladies on Instagram agreed with her choice, with one commenter writing, “He is absolutely beautiful..He is my Monday thru Sunday Crush!!”
It remains to be seen if any love connection will be made, but Kendricks is well aware that the 25-year-old is interested in him. On Monday, CSNPhilly.com columnist John Gonzalez was in the locker room at the NovaCare Complex with the Eagles players, and asked Kendricks if he knew about Rihanna’s Instagram photo.
“Some of the guys told me about it. They were busting my chops a little,” Kendricks said. He also said he’s never met her before, but when asked if he would like to, he said, “I don’t want to talk about this, y’all,” with a smile.
Kendricks was drafted in 2012, signing a four-year-contract with them. He attended the University of California, Berkeley from 2008 to 2011, and as a senior in 2011, he was the Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Year after recording 106 tackles, three sacks and two interceptions. The 23-year-old has a bit of a resemblance to her ex loves, Chris Brown and Drake, so she certainly seems to have a type. It remains to be seen if they will end up going out, but it is no secret that love connections are regularly made via social media. An Australian rapper began dating NBA payer Nick Young after he posted a photo of her on Twitter as his #WCW (Woman Crush Wednesday.) And while this relationship did not end well, reality star Evelyn Lozada met her now ex-husband, NFL play Chad Ochocinco, after conversing on Twitter.