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Snapshot: Watford Advertising Board Catches Fire After Being Exposed To West Brom’s Incendiary Football…

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As if a metaphor for West Brom's season, one of the electronic advertising hoardings caught fire during the Baggies' trip to Vicarage Road on Saturday afternoon.

After being exposed to the dire football being played by Alan Pardew's team for an hour or so, the hoarding simply decided to take the easy way out and self-combust.

Jack Wilshere and the History of Smoking in Soccer

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What happened in Vegas didn't stay in Vegas for Arsenal star Jack Wilshere as he was recently caught smoking a cigarette while partying poolside. He duly apologized, saying "Of course I regret it...I have kids myself and I don't want them growing up to think their dad smokes and it's ok for a footballer to smoke because it's not.


Champions League: Spartak Moscow Fan Shoots Flare Gun At Referee During Match Against Maribor (Video)

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Spartak Moscow can probably expect a letter from UEFA waiting on their doormat when they get home tomorrow morning after fans of the Russian club threw themselves a pyro party in the away end of NK Maribor's People's Garden stadium.

Indeed, at one point a flare gun was aimed and fired directly into the middle of the pitch, narrowly missing several players and the referee.

Fumata Bianca: Crystal Palace Hint At Frank De Boer Appointment With Inventive ‘Papal Smoke’ Tweet (Video)

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Crystal Palace have hinted at the imminent appointment of a new head coach by utilising some bang on-trend religious imagery.

With Frank de Boer reportedly waiting in the wings, the club took a leaf out of the Vatican City's book alerting the faithful by sending white plumes of smoke into the air above Selhurst Park.

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Man jailed for conning John Carew

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BIRMINGHAM, England A debt-ridden car dealer from who conned almost £250,000 out of an Aston Villa footballer after promising to supply him with luxury vehicles has been jailed for 40 months. A judge at Birmingham Crown Court condemned Richard Esprit for using "the verbal equivalent of smoke and mirrors" to steal from striker John [.