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Arsenal’s new signing Granit Xhaka recently took part in a traditional initiation ceremony for the club.
The midfielder was forced to stand on a chair in front of his teammates during dinner, and sing a tune of his choice.
A welcome “ceremony” like this is quite common in football for new players who have just joined a club or who are answering their first international call-up.
For example, the Brazilian national team often invites new players to stand on a chair to say a speech, declaring their “moment of pride” to their teammates.
Xhaka, who is Swiss-Albanian, chose to serenade his new teammates with a traditional song instead in his native language.
The player’s awkward singing was captured on video by reserve goalkeeper Emiliano Martinez, who cheekily posted this clip on Twitter.
Although nobody on the table seemed to understand the lyrics, Xhaka was beltingRead More »from Arsenal’s Granit Xhaka in awkward initiation ceremony