Saturday, July 5, 2014

The World Cup of Arm-Folding

Something novel that has been happening during the ongoing World Cup involves the small segment before the start of each match where they show the starting line-ups.

In the past, a face photo was the best you would get as each player's name was shown.

This year, you get short clips of each player above the waist, turning towards the camera and folding his arms. But amazingly, something so simple goes awkwardly wrong so many times.

I'll let this video by Slate show what I mean (and make sure to read the hilarious article as well, you won't regret it).  

Didn't they have time to attempt a few more takes? Looks sloppy.

Here, you can generate your own annoyed football player.

Even Jimmy Kimmel made fun of it.


No comments: