Game between QPR and Wolves in ’98 has appeared in mainstream films, video games and adverts – but no one knows why

A probable First Division clash between Queens Park Rangers and Wolverhampton Wanderers has appeared several times in mainstream media – but no-one appears to know exactly why.

The game is believed to have taken place between mid-1997 and April 1998 between the then First Division (now Championship) sides.

The latter of those finished 0-0 – and is probably most notable for Vinnie Jones and Steve Claridge squaring up to each other.

Barring that, though, there seems to be very little else that made this match particularly memorable.

It begs the query as to why the game in question appears to be so popular in the mainstream media.

Twitter user Nick Murphy posted that he had seen a clip of the game featured in the popular 1993 film ‘Cruel Summer’.

A Wolves fan then replied to the tweet with a link to gameplay footage from Call of Duty’s Modern Warfare 3.

The game, which was released in 2011, would have had 13/14 years of football footage to choose from between the two specific matches and its actual release date.

But one of the easter eggs in the game hilariously shows Wolves defenders preparing for a corner.

The user also raised the possibility of the game actually being a League Cup clash between the two sides, which took place in August 1997.

Wolves won that game 2-0, with goals from Steve Froggatt and Mixu Paatelainen.

That’s not all, though. In a Just for Men advert featuring none other than Portuguese icon Luis Figo, QPR v Wolves appears on the TV in the background.

The Athletic writer Adam Hurrey also questioned the significance of the game.

The mystery remains unsolved as of now – who knows what further QPR v Wolves media can be sourced in the meantime?

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