Spain's minister of education and sport, Inigo Mendez de Vigo had to face an extremely embarrassing moment in his press conference on Friday as he forgot the name of Europe's second most important club tournament, the Europa League.
Discussing some of the upcoming sporting events and cultural fests coming up in Madrid, he mentioned Atletico Madrid's Europa League final against Marseille, however he then needed help from his support staff with regards to the tournament's name.
Íñigo Méndez de Vigo, Ministro de Deportes? y no sabe los nombres de las competiciones? Atlético de Madrid vs Olympique de Marsella pic.twitter.com/uTyApu0JSX— ZonaJuanjo (@ZonaJuanjo_) May 11, 2018
While speaking at his conference, he said, "Atletico play the final of the...the final of the...Europa what?"
He eventually went on to wish Diego Simeone's side good luck after he was informed about the tournament's full name.