As kick-off to the Champions League final between Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid drew closer, there was one question on everyone's lips: what on earth was Rio Ferdinand wearing?
The former Manchester United defender was on punditry duty alongside Steve McManaman and Gary Lineker, and it seemed he was taking the occasion very seriously indeed in his dinner jacket and bow tie.
Rio Ferdinand's bow tie is unsettling me. pic.twitter.com/1LtPmv0n6A
-- Andy Dawson (@profanityswan) May 28, 2016
Rio Ferdinand is the worst-dressed pundit on a panel that includes Steve McManaman
-- ALS: SAFC FANZINE (@ALS_Fanzine) May 28, 2016
What was he playing at? What had he come as?
Somebody tell Rio Ferdinand that this is the Champions League final not the Last Night of the Proms #UCLFinal
-- bwin (@bwin) May 28, 2016
Is Rio Ferdinand off to serve drinks at a cocktail bar later?
-- Heart & Hand (@ibroxrocks) May 28, 2016
Rio Ferdinand looks like he's ready to start singing Frank Sinatra
-- The Gooner Talk (@TheGoonerTalkTv) May 28, 2016
-- Colossus Bets (@ColossusBets) May 28, 2016
Rio Ferdinand thinks he's hosting Miss World 1974.
-- MrPaulRobinson (@MrPaulRobinson) May 28, 2016
Most people, though, were making this joke.
-- Harps (@Harps1981) May 28, 2016
The big fella @rioferdy5 straight onto a Bond audition after the game
-- Jody Morris (@morriskid) May 28, 2016
Never expected rio ferdinand to be the new bond
-- Tommy de la touche (@john_neptune) May 28, 2016
Rio Ferdinand: shaken, stirred, and dressed like a snooker referee.