THE Premier League’s tallest footballer turned up for a match driving one of the UK’s smallest cars.
The 6ft 7in defender squeezed into the mini motor ahead of their 0-0 draw with Leeds United.
Staff laughed as he ducked his head to clamber out of the door and shake their hands on New Year’s Eve.
The centre back was spotted signing signatures for young supporters, who have nicknamed him Big Dan Burn, the previous day at the Toon training ground.
His dinky two-seater, built in 2018 with a 900cc petrol engine, was most recently registered with the DVLA in August.
The 3.495-metre length car is the third smallest on Britain’s roads – only behind the Citroen Ami and Smart ForTwo.
Burn, 30, who signed for the Magpies from Brighton for £13m last January, previously drove a spacious Audi SUV.
He’s the latest football star to be seen driving a German Smart car after Raheem Sterling, Granit Xhaka and ex-Chelsea boss Thomas Tuchel.
Supporters compared Burn with The Simpsons’ character Ian the Very Tall Man who drives a Volkswagen Beetle – and Mr Incredible from Disney’s The Incredibles.
One fan wrote on Twitter: “His knees will be on his chin.”
Another added: “Seat must be in the boot mind.”
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