QWK KCKS: 99 Black Balloons

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

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PHOTO: LOOKING FIERCE GUYS.
Corinthians are all intimidating and stuff with their black balloons at a Copa Lib match against Nacional of Peru. (REUTERS)

 

TICKETED FOR MULTIPLE VIOLATIONS.
Bastian Schweinsteiger can almost get away with looking like this in public. You cannot. So don’t try. // Kickette

 

THEY DUMPED THEIR PASSION ALL OVER THEIR RIVALS. GROSS.
We nearly covered this story here at KCKRS, but other things popped up that pushed it off the docket. Thanks, Deadspin. Fans of a club in Northern Ireland defiled their opponent’s fans’ bus. DEFILED. // Deadspin

 

I’D BE LYON IF I SAID THIS APOEL WASN’T GOOD.
I win pun wars. Little Cypriot club APOEL Nicosia advanced to the quarterfinals of the Champions League yesterday after beating Lyon on penalties. Here are some facts to provide some context. // Off the Post

 

PHOTO: JUST LIKE A BABY, HE’LL HAVE YOU LOOKING FOOLISH WITH SPITUP ON YOUR SHIRT. WAIT, WHAT?
After Messi scored five, Neymar didn’t want to look as greedy. So he scored a hattrick. (REUTERS)
 

DRUNK RUNNING IS THE LEAST FUN THING IN THE WORLD.
After Fulham thumped Wolves, Roger Johnson showed up to the training ground drunk. These two things might be connected. // Dirty Tackle

 

I WONDER IF AVB GETS A REPLICA TO DISPLAY AT HOME.
There’s a new trophy in English football. // The FCF

 

ONE DAY, HE MIGHT ACTUALLY HAVE TO PAY UP.
Remember how Adrian Mutu owes Chelsea money according to the Premier League, the CAS, and the Swiss Federal Supreme Court? Add “according to the U.S. District Court for Southern Florida” to that list. // CourtHouseNews

 

PHOTO: PROPS FOR THE PROP.
Jose Henrique scored for Corinthians and decided it was a Kodak moment. (RETUERS)

 

COMING SOON TO AN ART HOUSE THEATER NEAR YOU. AND HOPEFULLY NETFLIX.
A biopic about 40s Brazilian star Heleno, whose life ended tragically, has a North American distributor. Huzzah! // The Wrap

 

THIS LIST NEEDS SOME DUTCHING UP.
Here are some fine choices for possible MLS Golden Boot winner in 2012, though I’d certainly add Danny Koevermans to the list. // Bleacher Report

 

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