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BFW After Hours (Hey Now!): Despite what you might have heard, no one was really that excited for the Euro 2024 draw

What was that moaning all about?

“Boogie Nights” Premiere Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic, Inc

When Bayern Munich has a game cancelled the world gets turned upside down.

Seriously...did you hear what happened at the Euro 2024 draw?

While the German national team was being drawn to play Scotland, Hungary, and Switzerland, you might have heard some, well, erotic noises.

No, there was no back room at the event that mirrored that disturbing final episode of Squid Game. Nor was there a “snow powered” California pool scene like you might have seen in Boogie Nights.

Instead, some social media-based knucklehead wanted to create chaos...and it kind of worked. Let’s have ESPN detail what happened:

Unexplained moaning noises disrupted the draw ceremony for the European Championship on Saturday and competed for attention with the team names being read out on stage. The interruption, which seemed to sound like sexual noises, was clearly heard for several minutes on the ceremony broadcast from a concert hall in Hamburg.

A British prankster claimed credit on social media for the stunt and posted footage of himself making cell phone calls to activate a ring tone in the venue which has excellent acoustics. A later clip posted to the social media site X, formerly Twitter, appeared to show the prankster inside the venue during a rehearsal for the hour-long Saturday evening event.

On Saturday, the noises started after Switzerland’s name was announced and a subsequent ball to allocate the team’s place in the game schedule was drawn by former Spain and Manchester City player David Silva.

The next image broadcast was of the Swiss soccer federation president, Dominique Blanc, showing him seeming bemused and looking up toward the stage. UEFA director of competitions Giorgio Marchetti noted the noise in his commentary before continuing with the draw for the last six places for lower-ranked teams in the 24-nation tournament lineup. The sound continued sporadically until the draw was completed.

We are not sure what you want to do with that info, but now you know.

Consequently, if you wanted to cast Boogie Nights from Bayern Munich’s current club roster, hit the comments for that.

(The author is a noted fan of Heather Graham aka Roller Girl, so if she is looking to date a not-so-famous podcaster/website manager, tell her to slide into his DMs)

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