Thomas Vermaelen finally gets onto the pitch in a Barcelona shirt... in jeans as he celebrates title win alongside Lionel messi and Co

The former Arsenal defender part of title celebrations despite not playing a minute of football because of injuries this season

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John Terry came in for a lot of criticism when he stepped onto the pitch in 2012 in Munich after watching his Chelsea team-mates win the Champions League.

Decked out in a full kit - with shinpads, so the story goes - Terry wildly celebrated the win despite being suspended for the final because of a red card in the semi.

Thomas Vermaelen probably topped Terry's celebrations on Sunday night.

Although he wasn't quite in the shorts and shinpads, preferring to wear jeans, the former Arsenal captain was wearing his Barcelona shirt as Luis Enrique's team celebrated winning La Liga.

Having played zero minutes since joining the club it was the first time that Vermaelen had been seen on a football pitch alongside Lionel Messi and the rest.

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Vermaelen was an unused substitute in the FA Cup final last year

The Belgian obviously doesn't mind, having lost his place to Laurent Koscielny mid-way through last season, Vermaelen was an unused substitute for the FA Cup final win against Hull.

That didn't stop him lifting the trophy alongside Mikel Arteta at Wembley.

Arsenal are set to get another bonus from the defender with a clause in his deal meaning Barcelona have to pay another £3m for the centre-back.

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