A video is currently doing the rounds on social media showing AC Milan performing the Haka ahead of their Serie A match against Carpi this evening.
Surely there is some explanation for this madness?
Well, as it happens, there is. According to the Mirror, it was a promotional stunt by Nivea and those involved in the Haka are, in fact, actors rather than the players. (Scroll down this page to watch the video).
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The report adds that the AC Milan ‘players’ were wiping their faces, pretending to apply face cream.
This was accompanied by the campaign’s slogan: “Men, this is your ritual”.
Video: 'AC Milan' perform the Haka
Why did Nivea choose a football team over a rugby team? Why weren’t the actual AC Milan players involved?
There as so many unanswered questions.
People on Twitter were very confused and the general reaction from the internet wasn’t exactly positive.
Check out these tweets…
Milan went on to draw 0-0
Milan went on to play out a 0-0 draw with their relegation-threatened opponents. They remain sixth in the Serie A table with four matches left to play.
This was probably the most entertaining moment of the match...
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