John Abraham's newest role, as a football expert on Sony Six's live pre-game show Cafe Rio on Thursday night, seems to have scored a self-goal even before the Fifa World Cup began on Thursday night. Going by the jeers the all boy's club generated on Twitterland, this was by far the worst kick off to the greatest show on earth. The 41-year-old Bollywood actor, a self-proclaimed football fan, couldn't contribute much other than "commenting" on the beautiful crowd (read women) in the stadium during the show.
Thanks to his inane 'discussion' with the other two panelists, which included international footballers Peter Crouch and Mikael Silvestre, even host Gaurav Kapoor's name was trending on Friday morning, well above the recently-appointed Infosys CEO, Vishal Sikka. In fact, many fans even tweeted that the panel absolutely killed the mood and made them "sleepy".
Abraham and Kapoor were also the subject of jokes on Twitter. Here are a few samples.
@SUJAYXYZ: John abrahim (sic) is on #WorldCup panel cause he did Movie Goal,Waiting for SRK to be on panel of Next NASA launch cause he did Swades.
@KoschanMark: from today #CafeRio telecast will be on PoGo
@AakashB19: #CafeRio is the worst thing to happen to the Football since #johnabraham film Goal.
@saahilisrani: "Gaurav Kapoor: Which Country Are You Supporting?
Alia Bhatt: Manchester United.
@rogueacademic88: Gaurav Kapoor makes as much sense while talking about football as Shakti Kapoor makes while talking about feminism. #CafeRio #EpicFail
@abhilashthapli: After seeing #johnabraham and #gauravkapoor football has been renamed as "footLOL"
@NIL_lionaire: Haha epic #GauravKapoor " And the wicke......, oh wickets toh te hi nahi!" #KX1P trolled! #IPL
(With inputs from ANI)