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Justin Bieber, Burger King and other surprising hidden characters in sports games

By Chris Scullion on Monday 7th Apr 2014 at 2:00 PM UTC

Today saw the bombshell announcement that Bruce Lee will be in EA Sports UFC as a playable character.

While it was a pretty stunning revelation, it's by no means the first time a sports game has featured an unusual unlockable celebrity character.

Over the years we've seen many a sports title surprise us at the last minute by throwing someone unexpected into the mix, be it Michael Jackson as a boxer or the President of the United States playing basketball.

To celebrate the news that we'll soon be able to take to the octagon as the greatest mixed martial artist who ever lived, we've decided to put together a list of the other unconventional unlockable characters we've seen in sports games over the years.

If you reckon we've missed any good ones out, let us know in the comments. And no, Mike Tyson in Mike Tyson's Punch-Out!! doesn't count.