Last summer it was the turn of Kevin Strootman to receive a memorable welcome from the Roma support at the airport.
Today, Ashley Cole, after having his picture taken by the official Roma Twitter feed, headed out to meet the crowd and in arrivals and was predictably mobbed.
How did the hardcore Roma fans know Ashley Cole was coming and where he would be? Who knows!
Flanked by men in suits, the former Chelsea and Arsenal defender met a wall of Roma fans with phones and cameras, when Cole did start to move he was mobbed and had to be protected by his entourage.
Cue some songs and chants for Cole as he exited the airport…
— AS Roma (@OfficialASRoma) July 7, 2014