Netherlands boss Louis van Gaal offered a bizarre response after being complimented on his tan in a recent press conference.
Having been held to a 1-1 draw against Ecuador, the Dutch are back in World Cup action on Tuesday as they take on hosts Qatar in their final Group A fixture.
Van Gaal addressed the media on Monday and answered a range of questions. But one reporter just wanted to tell the former Manchester United manager that he admired his tan.
That led to a very odd explanation from Van Gaal, who talked about his mother having "rosy cheeks" when she passed away.
He replied: "My mother lay in her coffin with rosy cheeks when she died, it's a matter of genes."
Reporter: “Louis, you do look like you had a great tan.”— World Cup Updates (@wc22updates) November 28, 2022
Van Gaal: "My mother lay in her coffin with rosy cheeks when she died, it's a matter of genes." pic.twitter.com/Kh6bm9AFM1
Not for the first time, social media was in utter confusion over Van Gaal's comments.
One user wrote: "One normal sentence from this man, that's all i ask for, will never happen."
Another said: "We needed Van Gaal in the Prem for much longer. Absolutely box office."
A third commented: "We need to protect him at all costs."
A fourth added: "Quotable after quotable. This World Cup is LvG's Illmatic."
Van Gaal has produced all sorts of gold during the World Cup so far. In a presser, he hugged a young journalist after he told the Dutchman he had been a fan of him since he was three years of age.
Van Gaal said, "I want to give you a big hug" - and kept his promise after the conference was done by sharing a wonderful embrace.
The 71-year-old also hit headlines for a hilarious exchange with his wife, where he invited her to come to his hotel room to "get laid".
"But you can come to the hotel," he told other half Truus.
"Just to my room. To get laid."
Van Gaal is in his third spell as Netherlands manager and a World Cup would be the icing on the cake in a stunning managerial career.
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