Lee Mack found himself in uncharted territory on Sunday night, as ex-Manchester United defender Patrice Evra made a joke out of the comedian with a brilliant piece of skill during Soccer Aid.
The Frenchman was back on familiar ground in the shape of Old Trafford for the charity match at the weekend, and he didn’t disappoint the millions of fans watching from their homes.
What made Evra’s cheeky piece of skill all the more impressive was that he was operating in an unfamiliar position on the right side of the pitch.
Evra squared up Mack and then tricked him with a silky piece of skill, before nutmegging his opponent.
The 39-year-old is fondly remembered at United after an incredibly successful trophy-laden eight-year spell where he made close to 400 appearances.
And if it wasn’t for COVID-19, there undoubtedly would have been huge raptures from the crowd after such a moment.
On the other hand, Mack is likely to have to recall his ‘Theatre of Nightmares’ moment on many panel shows in the future.
To compound Mack’s woes, the rest of the World XI – which included Evra – clinched victory for a second successive year by beating England on penalties.
More importantly though, the game helped raise £11,552,577 for UNICEF, making it the most successful Soccer Aid in history.