Former Chelsea and West Ham star Joe Cole had a hilarious reaction during the Champions League draw, leaving fans in stitches.
Cole's Terrified Expression Caught on Camera
As clubs found out their opponents in the Champions League group stages, Cole, 41, had the "look of terror" on his face.
Image: Joe Cole at the Champions League draw
Image: Cole's reaction to one team name
Image: Joe Cole
An Awkward Slip-Up
Cole, who was reading out the team names, stumbled upon one in particular, Crvena zvezda, and instead called the team Red Star Belgrade.
Presenter Pedro Pinto joked that Cole was "playing it safe" with his choice of phrasing.
Fans React with Humor
Social media erupted with jokes and comments about Cole's slip-up.
- One fan tweeted, "Joe Cole didn't even attempt to pronounce Crvena zvezda."
- Another commented, "The utter terror on Joe Cole's face when he got Red Star Belgrade."
- A third wrote, "Why was it difficult for Joe Cole to pronounce Crvena Zvezda?!?"
Many fans found it amusing that Cole was chosen to carry out the draw in the first place.
Other Highlights from the Draw
Erling Haaland's girlfriend stole the show as the cameras panned to her during the draw.
Fans claimed that the draw was "rigged" after Manchester City were drawn against RB Leipzig once again.
Meanwhile, Manchester United fans felt "cursed" after their club was drawn against Bayern Munich.
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