MARTIN BRAITHWAITE failed miserably as he tried to show off some skills during his Barcelona unveiling – but luckily no fans were there to witness it!
The Spanish giants forked out 15million to sign the former Middlesbrough flop from Leganes this week.
Barcelona were granted special permission to buy a player outside of the transfer window following Ousmane Dembele’s serious injury.
The La Liga side have paid Braithwaite’s release clause and have signed him on a four-and-a-half year contract.
But the 28-year-old’s official unveiling at the Nou Camp left a lot to be desired.
Braithwaite was only greeted by a group of photographers as no fans had turned up to welcome their new arrival.
The Danish star strolled out onto the pitch before he attempted to do some kick-ups.
His attempt to showboat backfired as he lost control of the ball after less than 30 seconds.
Barcelona shared the clip of his unveiling to their Twitter page – but cleverly cut out the moment that saw him mess up two rainbow flicks in a row.
The footage went viral on Twitter – which led to the 39-cap Denmark international receiving a barrage of abuse.
One fan sarcastically said: “Barcelona’s new signing Braithwaite showing off his skills that made him a huge success at Middlesbrough. Your team isn’t ready for this talent.”
Another Twitter user added: “May your day be a lot better than Martin Braithwaite’s Barca unveiling.”
And one claimed: “I’ve always said, the unveiling kick-up routine is the most daunting thing a player can do.
“It’s make or break. A good idea is not to go for an ambitious rainbow flick, unlike Martin Braithwaite here.”
Theo Hernandez suffered with the same problem as he struggled to do six kick-ups when he joined Real Madrid.
And when Barcelona unveiled 67million signing Frenkie de Jong, his dad managed to steal the show.