Evidence that Alex Song’s move to Barcelona has paid off was supplied on Sunday night, as the team were presented with the Primera Division trophy at Camp Nou.
However, the former Arsenal man was forced to endure a moment of such toe-curling embarrassment that he could be excused for not enjoying the resulting celebrations.
Song was voted as the worst La Liga signing of the season earlier this year with Luka Modric and while the former Spurs man has improved vastly, it is safe to say that the Cameroon international’s contribution has been minimal.
So it is a wonder why he thought Carles Puyol was heading for him after being presented the trophy and looking to lift it with another teammate.
Song was standing next to defender Eric Abidal, who had returned this season after recovering from a liver transplant made necessary after suffering from a tumour.
Abidal is expected to leave Barcelona this summer, in a playing capacity at least, and so Puyol was obviously trying to share a special moment with the former France international.
Song did not realise this and thought the Camp Nou captain was heading for him; the embarrassing episode was made complete when Puyol bypassed Song to take Abidal’s arm and the 25-year-old patted the defender on the back in a late attempt to style out the cringe-worthy moment.
Despite his efforts to cover it up, it was plainly obvious that Song had got a bit carried away with the celebrations and maybe misjudged the importance with which he is held in the Barcelona squad – some of his teammates can definitely be seen sniggering.
Watch Alex Song’s massive La Liga trophy lifting fail below…