Harry Kewell made his debut in the commentary box for Australia's opening World Cup match against France and it has left fans divided.
The Leeds and Liverpool legend went straight into management after hanging up the boots a few years back, but he has now decided to give media work a crack.
Aussie hero Kewell was parachuted in by broadcasters SBS to be on the mic for his nation's colossal clash against the World Cup holders.
But it seems his efforts have left some viewers split with a bunch of fans loving it while others clearly weren't too fond.
A small minority were even calling for SBS to remove him from the broadcast.
Kewell is no good on the comms nor this other bloke, give us the world feed asap please— Gerald Lynch (@GeraldLynch_) November 22, 2022
Harry Kewell has repeated the same talking point for the entire commentary and it’s tiresome— Jamie (@jamie_dunkin) November 22, 2022
Harry Kewell’s commentary couldn’t be more cringe— Charlie Devereux (@devereux8) November 22, 2022
But not everyone was critical of Kewell's running commentary.
Some fans were quick to flock to social media to heap praise on the Australian icon, particularly acknowledging his scathing analysis of Graham Arnold's second half tactics.
Really liked Harry Kewell on comms.— Riley Beveridge (@RileyBev) November 22, 2022
Very insightful throughout and a clear, audible disdain for Graham Arnold's football.
Kewell being super tough on Socceroos is exactly the attitude we need.— Sam Roggeveen (@SamRoggeveen) November 22, 2022
actually loving harry kewell's inability not to react like he's watching it at the pub, groaning directly into the mic after that mitch duke shot, great vibes #FRAAUS— Evan Morgan Grahame (@Evan_M_G) November 22, 2022
kewell on comms being critical of arnie ball you love to see it— sophie (@greenshortwnt) November 22, 2022
Harry kewell might be getting some hate. But honestly think he's very good at it. Refreshing to hear an Aussie saying what needs to happen and how France is doing things right. Plus he's a little green and that ok— simonfrary (@simonfrary) November 22, 2022
Kewell’s sighs and tongue-clicks are my favourite analysis.— Adrian Polykandrites (@Adrian_Poly) November 22, 2022
Despite bagging the opening goal of the game and dominating possession for the first 15 minutes, the Socceroos eventually became overwhelmed with the French.
With the likes of Kylian Mbappe and Oliver Giroud breathing down their necks, the players began turning over possession cheaply which subsequently lead to goals – four of them, to be exact.
Giroud went on to write his name into the French history books, equally Thierry Henry's all-time scorer's record with 51 goals.
As for Australia, they now face two more tough tests in the form of Tunisia and Denmark.
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