Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt had to reform his eating style after a video of him crudely stuffing food into his mouth circulated online.
The clip, apparently filmed by team-mate Juan Cuadrado, shows the Dutch centre-back cramming a meal into his jaws so haphazardly that some of it falls out again.
Looks like @mdeligt_04 has learned his lesson 😂🍽️
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— 433 (@433) June 9, 2020
In a shot at redemption, he filmed a video of himself eating a paella with impeccable manners, handkerchief tucked into his collar to catch any falling morsels.
He looks to the camera and grins with the satisfaction of a job well done, the caption ‘lesson learned’ hammering home the message.