Former Philadelphia Eagles full back Cecil Martin maintained his time-honoured tradition of carving the Thanksgiving Day turkey live on Sky Sports tonight.
Since hanging up his cleats, Martin has become a regular pundit as part of Sky’s coverage of the NFL.
And the 40-year-old, as always, was in high spirits as his former team travelled to Detroit to face the resurgent Lions as part of Sky’s Thanksgiving triple-header.
However, no matter how many times we see it, it’s always bizarre seeing the 40-year-old kitted out in full chef gear and also at the same time delivering some pinpoint half-time analysis.
Yet as is so often the case, it seems you can’t please all of the people all of the time, with some NFL fans unimpressed by Cecil’s culinary skills:
Can't wait for the 2029 Thanksgiving games on @SkySportsNFL as that's when Cecil Martin will finally learn how to carve turkey.
— Mark Hooper (@neonbubble) November 26, 2015
— Rad Wagon (@RadWagon) November 26, 2015
— Rob Hawke (@rob_hawke) November 26, 2015
I'm paying money to watch Cecil Martin sweat.
— Drewdolf The Rednose (@drewodrew) November 26, 2015
But the naysayers were clearly outnumbered by fans who still revel in Martin’s carving of the turkey:
Cecil Martin needs to be on more @SkySportsNFL
— Reece (@Ozil_Ultra) November 26, 2015
— franck marchat (@FranckMarchat) November 26, 2015
— Paul Wright (@smicer11) November 26, 2015
I feel like I've done Thanksgiving now I've seen Cecil Martin carve the turkey. @SkySportsNFL
— Rosemary Jones (@rosiejones665) November 26, 2015
Thanksgiving just wouldn't be the same without Cecil Martin carving a turkey live on TV #Heroic
— Blake Finney (@FinneyBlake) November 26, 2015
Cecil Martin cutting turkey and attempting to talk about Calvin Johnson, priceless!! That bird is getting butchered! @SkySportsNFL
— john blair (@theboyblair) November 26, 2015
What a surreal sight. Cecil Martin delivering analysis on the game, while wearing complete chef gear and hat. Absolutely bizarre.
— Jonathon Moar (@jonathonmoar) November 26, 2015
— George Hodgkinson (@Georgemh_98) November 26, 2015
The Eagles are currently being battered 45-7 by the Lions in a complete whitewash at Ford Field.
Next up on Sky Sports, the undefeated Carolina Panthers take on Tony Romo’s Dallas Cowboys before Green Bay host the Chicago Bears in the late game.
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