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A Eurovision winner has just made a song about FIFA… and it’s strangely addictive

Norwegian Alexander Rybak has an interesting take on Peggy Lee's Fever 

Playing a game of FIFA can be a roller coaster of emotions – one second you’re winning, the next you’re chucking the controller at the TV.

One fan, who happens to be 2009 Norwegian Eurovision winner Alexander Rybak, decided to make a song about it. 

The cover, which is his own take on Peggy Lee’s classic Fever sees Rybak replace the title lyrics with ‘FIFA’.

Surprisingly, it works quite well… and bar a couple of cringe-worthy shots, the music video is pretty well put together.

Rybak flanked by a stunning blonde who is clearly having a ‘great time’

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Rybak flanked by a stunning blonde who is clearly having a ‘great time’

As are the two stunning blondes who join him on the sofa for some three-way FIFA action.

Rybak, you lad.
The video, which found its way on to FIFA Reddit has been getting a mixed response from the community.

One wrote: “Why is this song so annoyingly catchy?”

Another said: “God I cringed so hard during this, really wish he would of made it funny or something.”

The video isn’t the only cringe-worthy thing doing the rounds in the FIFA community.

It turns out that Alex Hunter has joined Twitter… which is leading to some equally interesting results.

Later on another blonde joins in ‘the fun’ – although they both look awkward

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Later on another blonde joins in ‘the fun’ – although they both look awkward

The account, @MrAlexHunter, was started by EA as a means of ramping up PR ahead of the launch of FIFA 18 in September.

It’s a nice idea in theory, but in reality poor old Alex is getting torn to shreds.

Largely because he’s a fictional video game character and is little more than a bundle of pixels with no soul.

Just take this really convincing tweet directed at him from Tottenham’s Dele Alli.

It’s safe to say that people aren’t buying it – and are finding the whole thing pretty cringe-worthy.

Just take a look at some of these tweets.

Savage.

Thankfully, the cringe-worthy ‘Alex Hunter’ account isn’t the only option for you to keep track of the star’s movements.

The actor who plays him, Edun Adetomi also tweets about the game from his @adetomiwaedun handle – and it’s slightly less contrived. 

There’s also this brilliant parody account, @AHunter29_FIFA.

Here’s one of our favourite tweets:

Now, it hasn’t been updated in some time but we bet it’ll kick into life again when The Journey: Hunter Returns arrives later this year.

Here’s hoping, anyway!

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