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VIDEO: Presenter Idris Elba stumbles over player names at FIFA Football Awards

Recovered by showing off Gareth Southgate waistcoat.

By Thomas Joseph

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Idris Elba mispronounced some of the players' names at the FIFA Football Awards
(Image: Twitter/Niall McAllister)

How did Idris Elba get this gig? 😂😂 #FIFAFootballAwards pic.twitter.com/JOad7cPVRt

— Niall McAllister (@NiallMcAllister) September 24, 2018

Actor Idris Elba struggled with some of the players’ names while presenting The Best FIFA Football Awards 2018 ceremony at the Royal Festival Hall.

Seemingly reading from an auto-cue system for much of the event in London on Monday night, The Wire star ended up repeating himself a few times.

Taking it all in his stride, Elba later revealed a waistcoat featuring England manager Gareth Southgate before the England manager joined him on stage:

Idris Elba is hosting the FIFA Football Awards and is wearing a waistcoat with pictures of Gareth Southgate wearing a waistcoat on it because Idris can do whatever he wants to do. pic.twitter.com/qLjwrODA25

— Miriti Murungi (@NutmegRadio) September 24, 2018