he colossal event that is the Champions League final seems to get more glamorous and expansive every season – but Uefa hit something of a bum note this year with the booking of the Black Eyed Peas.
Not only were fans complaining about the quality of the band’s performance, but the clean-up that followed on the pitch in Cardiff meant a delay to kick-off.
The Black Eyed Peas were described as “so awful” and “the worst” by observers on social media, while the absence of band member Fergie – who has left to focus on a solo career – prompted a predictable avalanche of jokes.
Clearly the organisers felt that the crowd hadn’t heard enough, either – the Black Eyed Peas’ 2009 hit song ‘I Got A Feeling’ being played at full time as Real Madrid celebrated a 12th European title.
There were also questions asked of what the elaborate show would be doing for the pristine pitch at the Principality Stadium.