Throughout the 2010 World Cup in South Africa there were calls to ban the vuvuzela, primarily because of the ear drum-persecuting drone that they insist upon. Now there's an even more pressing reason to cork the plastic horns one has been used to assault a match official! The sour note happened in the first [.
In this edition of "When kit men attack" we have the case of Fluminense's kit man having a bit
of a freakout over a disallowed goal. Late in a scoreless match against Atletico Mineiro,
Fluminense had a goal ruled offside (video above). Several Fluminense players ran over the linesman
and gave him a talking to, but it's the man who didn't quite make it that now faces a ban of up to
After scoring, Dahveeed removed his shirt to reveal a tee with a picture of his fam and the slogan
'Impossible Without You'. Some of the Kickette staff are still in a sugar coma. Image:
REUTERS/Gustau Nacarino. Manlove. Teary bubba moments. Nudity. Poor decision making. Mou. OMG, it's
With Newcastle up 1-0 on Spurs in the 54th minute of their first Premier League match of the
season, Magpies manager Alan Pardew get a little overexcited and shoved a linesman. Pardew was
reacting to the ball going out off a Spurs player, which the linesman apparently didn't see as
played continued, so Pardew gave him a shove from behind.
Jose Mourinho has achieved something no other manager ever has: winning titles in three of the
top leagues (four if you include Portugal) in Europe. He won La Liga last season with current club
Real Madrid, he won Serie A twice with Inter, the Premier League twice with Chelsea and the
Portuguese Liga twice with Porto.
Image taken 25.07.2012. Image:¬ REUTERS/Aly Song. We like to make passes at hot players in glasses.
And, to be completely clear, players holding babies, wearing hats, chewing gum and/or wearing grey
tees. Weekend treated you well, Kickettes? Saturday - Manchester United's Nani "let" his fiancee,
Daniella Martins, drive his Lambo without his supervision and The Sun [.
Man City are spending 12 days training in high¬ altitude in an Austrian village that was very
close to being perfect for their needs. If it weren't for the ancient church bells, cheap¬
mattresses¬ and¬ presence of ketchup.
Premier League champions Manchester City tried to silence the bells of a 13th century church so
they could sleep longer at their Tyrolean mountain training camp but failed to persuade the
authorities to agree to the request.
Eight months after David Villa suffered a nasty leg break during Barcelona's Club World Cup
semifinal, forcing him to miss the rest of the season and Spain's historic Euro 2012 victory, the
prolific striker has returned.
With Barcelona already up 4-1 (two goals from Messi, of course) in the 75th minute of their La
Liga opener against Real Sociedad, Villa entered the match and nine minutes after that, he scored
after a combination of passes between him and Andres Iniesta.
After the United States women's team downed Japan 2-1 to win the gold medal at the Olympics
Women's Football Final on Thursday night, goalkeeper Hope Solo found the time to
grab a specially created cappucino today in between doing media interviews in London. The prospect
of meeting the press usually involves copious amounts of caffeine (as Mesut Ozil would tell you)
and in Hope's case, she would've probably needed it after a night of hard partying!
Neymar played six matches in 14 days during Brazil's disappointing silver-medal run at the
Olympics. Four days after that he went to Sweden to play 83 minutes of a friendly and a little more
than day after that he was back in Brazil leading Santos to a 3-1 win over Figueirense.
The spikey-haired forward hired a private jet to take him¬ from Stockholm to Florianopolis, a
14-hour trip, to try and help¬ his struggling side revive their Brazilian championship¬
Despite their 0-1 loss to a resilient Great Britain Olympic side yesterday, the
'selecao feminina' (Brasil women's team) have made it to the
quarter-finals of the Women's Football tournament. However, the task will not be any easier as they
will face current World Champions, Japan.
Image:¬ REUTERS/Eddie Keogh, AP Photo/Matilde Campodonico. Anyone near our offices who may have
just heard that loud pop, it definitely wasn't us opening a bottle of bubbly and swigging champs
straight from the source. Probably had something to do with the, er, Olympics.
This is one for the photo album! A crazy Argentinean fan who kept his clothes on, thankfully
invaded the pitch and exchanged high fives "bro style" with Leo Messi during their
friendly 3-1 win over Germany on Thursday. Luckily, he was whisked away only after he completed his
Image:¬ REUTERS/Thomas Bohlen. There are so many fashion fails in this photo of the German NT et al
arriving back in Frankfurt, we can barely lift our glasses for a refreshing drop of Tequila. Got a
fave amongst Lena Gercke's sneaker/tights combo, Sami's hat or the luggage's heinous colour scheme?
Image: REUTERS. Manchester United's squad may have its fair share of tweenies, but the ones that do
reach maturity certainly know how to give good thigh. No, seriously. We thought Chicharito's appeal
was all about his deeply set Bambi eyes and sincerely sweet smile, but this man-boy has layers,
Manchester United and Team GB captain, Ryan Giggs, and his wife, Stacey Cooke Giggs, took their
seats in Centre Court's Royal Box ahead of the 30 June women's singles tennis match between Serena
Williams and Zheng Jie. Images:¬ GLYN KIRK/AFP/GettyImages;¬ REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth.
Gareth Bale shows the love after scoring v. LA Galaxy. Whaddya think of the neatly trimmed 'do,
Kickettes? Image:¬ REUTERS/Danny Moloshok. Two fights, 17 broken fingernails and one threat of
eviction is all it took for us to bring you selected highlights from the pre-season friendlies.
We're getting desperate for football if you can't tell.
Their Words "From the outset, we made clear we would play where we were told to play and we just
want to get back to playing football." Rangers CEO Charles Green. Other Sources Webb keen to usher
in new era for CONCACAF - from Reuters' Simon Evans: "I think we have a responsibility to all 40
countries to look at what is best for CONCACAF.
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reported today by Reuters
Chelsea loaned out of favor midfielder Michael Essien to Real Madrid, reuniting him with the man
who originally signed him for Chelsea in 2005, Jose Mourinho. Though the deadline-day move came as
a surprise even to Essien himself, it was a welcomed one since he describes Mourinho as being "like
a father" to him.
South Korea's Park Jong-Woo has been denied his bronze medal for the crime of holding aloft a
political banner after his country's 2-0 victory in the Olympic third-place play-off game against
The banner reads "Dokdo is our Territory," referring to a group of largely uninhabited islands
(known as 'Dokdo' in Korea and 'Takeshima' in Japan) which lie in an area of rich fishing grounds
and natural gas deposits and over which both¬ countries claim¬ sovereignty.
As the Supercopa de Espana draws near and Spanish bakeries sell their finest "fingers of Mou,"
Jose Mourinho himself has publicly acknowledged that, yeah, jabbing Tito Vilanova in the eyeball
during the scuffle that followed last year's Super Cup win for Barca was poor form. Obviously.
Though Mourinho and the newly promoted Vilanova shook hands and made up long ago and their bans
have been lifted as part of a general amnesty from the Spanish football federation, Jose finally
decided to admit that the incident was his bad.
Valencia's Ever Banega has terrible luck when it comes to cars. Back in February, he suffered a
broken ankle that kept him out for six months after it rolled backwards while he was filling up at
a gas station because he forgot to set the handbrake. Now, his super expensive new Ferrari has been
charred to a crisp because of a mysterious "short circuit.
According to AC Milan chief Silvio Berlusconi, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and
Thiago Silva have both been sold to French outfit Paris St Germain. "Yes,
I sold Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Thiago Silva to PSG," Berlusconi in statements attributed to
La Gazetta dello Sport.