Less scary, more macarena. That's our verdict on AC Milan's attempt at the haka.
There are so many layers to this - so let's dive in, shall we?
First and most importantly, is it OK for AC Milan to appropriate a serious cultural custom from New Zealand, for essentially what is a bit of a laugh? People will have very differing opinions on this, but when any All Blacks team performs the haka it feels like it really means something. Their passion isn't faked and they probably know the history of the Maori people's ancestral war dance. Do these people?
But the plot thickens. Those weren't even real AC Milan players.
-- AC Milan (@acmilan) April 21, 2016
Has it clicked yet, why this historic club suddenly decided to perform a haka before a game? And against 17th place Carpi, no less?
Pay attention to the hashtags. It's an advertising campaign for Nivea.
Needless to say, this was too much for some people. Can anything symbolise modern football better than a once great football club performing on the pitch pre-match as part of an advertising campaign for a men's skin cream?
Ac Milan have gone from the best team in the world to performing the Haka for money in just 11 years. Very sad pic.twitter.com/hfHiXkdYtx
-- Round The Bend (@ROUNDTHEBEND__) April 21, 2016
Some people find it sad, some people find it funny.
Seven Times European Champions, A.C Milan.
-- 9GAG Troll Football (@9trollfootball) April 21, 2016
But everyone agrees this is Not A Good Thing.
AC Milan need to be deducted a good 30 points if not banned from football permanently after that pre match haka. Sickening.
-- Jack Proctor (@Jproctor96) April 21, 2016
What would these great men think?
Let's just hope Adam Lallana and his friends at Liverpool aren't roped in to do the next one.