Gianni Infantino played host to the UEFA Champions League group draw on Thursday night.
And bless his heart—he does try so very hard.
But while all anyone really wants to see is the draw and where their teams are drawn, Infantino must go through the motions and do the standard PR stunt in the draw's buildup.
The Internet typically has some fun with the bald UEFA chief executive during these types of events.
Drop Gianni into the shark pit already— Liverpool Offside (@LFCOffside) August 28, 2014
Hurray, Dr Evil’s son is here. Something might happen.— arseblog (@arseblog) August 28, 2014
Gianni Infantino. Si quiere hacer gracia... que se ponga una peluca. pic.twitter.com/tfLZ5yvAJD— SUPERGARCIA (@_SuperGarcia_) August 28, 2014
Shut up already! pic.twitter.com/PJMV7QV5NG— 101 Great Goals (@102greatgoals) August 28, 2014
Gianni Infantino's jokes are puerile and stupid. #UCLGroupStageDraw— Mohan (@mohashdotnet) August 28, 2014
But it wasn't all bad for Infantino. His burn on the Champions League-absent Manchester United when talking about Barcelona's 2011 final opposition went over well with the non-United types.
Gianni Infantino: "Barcelona who won in 2011 against... ermm.. We can not mention this team tonight.." HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAAH— Elie Khoury (@Ekhoury93) August 28, 2014
Gianni Infantino has just burned Man United.— Matthew Stanger (@MatthewStanger) August 28, 2014