Cristiano Ronaldo is arguably the finest player of his generation and will certainly go down as one of the game's great footballers.
What was less clear is that he would one day save the earth, but in a slightly bizarre Samsung advertisement, that's what he appears to have been enlisted to do.
The Portugal and Real Madrid star is busy playing volleyball against a team of ladies (again, if we had the faintest idea why, we'd explain), when the call comes in to turn up for the Galaxy XI.
Ronaldo, using a watch we're fairly sure Samsung make, confirms his participation and hits the road.
We're grateful to Landon Donovan—who's been tweeting this campaign day by day—for shedding even the tiniest bit of light on it:
And three days ago he added:
Perhaps the biggest concern, however, is that there is an Alien XI ready and waiting to play us, and the earth is actually at stake.
Should we not have been warned about this? More to the point, where can we buy tickets for the match?