The footballing stars aligned last night to produce a rather bizarre evening on Sky Sports 1.
A break in the domestic top flight for international friendlies coincided with the finals of the FIFA Interactive World Cup 2016 - an event held at New York's Apollo Theater in which professional gamers can showcase their FIFA skills for a $20,000 cash prize.
While eSports is a growing force online - with numerous tournaments now offering winnings of over £100,000 - the wider subscription base of Sky Sports weren't impressed to see gamers dominate their television schedule for the better part of the evening, complete with professional pundits and commentators analysing their skills/button bashing.
Like your own petulant reaction to your older brother thrashing you 4-0 on Sensi, things got... childish.
Put on sky sports and they are talking about 2 guys playing Fifa and David villa commentated 😐 what is going on— Colm Martin (@ColumMartin) March 23, 2016
It's a pity I didn't Record my game of FIFA against my brother back in 2004. Beat him with 4-2 With Gent. Sky Sports coulda broadcasted it..— Ellison Reed (@Ellison_Reed) March 23, 2016
You know BT have surpassed Sky when they're playing FIFA on Sky Sports— . (@MartialTheMan) March 23, 2016
For those viewers who managed to embraced the spectacle, they were treated to an incredible final that saw Danish gamer Mohamad Al-Bacha (playing as France) beat England's Sean Allen (playing as Brazil) over two legs - drawing the first 2-2 before coming back from 3-1 down in the second to draw 3-3, winning on away goals.
You can marvel at their FIFA prowess below. Sure, they might not be handy in your five-a-side squad, but you'll be taught a new meaning of the word 'thrashing' if you come up against one of them in an online match.