The 69-year-old was on punditry duty for Sky Sports for Scotland's 3-1 World Cup play-off defeat to Ukraine at Hampden Park.
Prior to the clash, Souness had explained why he believes FIFA should allow Ukraine to play in the Qatar showpiece by default following the horror invasion engineered by Vladimir Putin and Russia.
"It's the strangest emotion I've had about a football game, I'm Scottish and was the captain of the football team," Souness began saying before pausing due to the deafening noise that was heard from the stands.
But with his facial expressions, many think that Souness, capped 54 times by his country thought the cheering was for him.
Graeme Souness believes that FIFA should send Ukraine to the World Cup, despite what happens in the World Cup qualifier play-off semi-final against Scotland.pic.twitter.com/du0XXG5193— Sky Sports Football (@SkyFootball) June 1, 2022
When in actual fact, the ovation was for the Scotland players coming out for their warm-ups.
It led to a light bit of trolling for Souness on social media:
I like at the beginning when he says "I used to captain the football team", the crowd cheer and he acts like it was for him 🤣🤣— Craig (@craig_dw) June 1, 2022
The players were coming out to warm up haha https://t.co/IZ00mK29gm
I literally can't stop watching it. 🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣 pic.twitter.com/QRWspcJG2W— Craig (@craig_dw) June 1, 2022
Souness thinking that the crowd cheered him when he said he use to be captain man😂😂 https://t.co/d9hAifGRTk— Dan Tomlinson (@_DanTomlinson_) June 2, 2022
This has killed me hahaha he does think it's for him! https://t.co/BcdDcsXV84— Sy Scott (@syscottyboy) June 2, 2022
This is the best thing I’ve seen this year 😂 https://t.co/zPr2yb8SY4— Ben Pearce (@BenPearceDJ) June 2, 2022
Souness went on to say he had "mixed emotions" over the fixture and said the goings on in Ukraine "transcends football".
With a passionate set of fans - including many refugees - cheering them on in the away end, Ukraine churned in a superb performance to move within just one game from the World Cup.
Goals from Andriy Yarmolenko and Roman Yaremchuk had the Eastern European outfit cruising before Callum McGregor pulled one goal.
Deep in stoppage time, Artem Dovbyk sealed the win on the break after a glorious defence-splitting pass from Oleksandr Zinchenko.
Ukraine will now play Wales in the huge final play-off on Sunday.
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