QWK KCKS: Furiously Festive Flare-Filled Friday

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Written By Chris Azzopardi

QWK KCKS is our way of helping you get your day started with a refreshing blast of football culture right in your face.

 

PHOTO: LIGHT ‘EM IF YOU GOT ‘EM.
Atletico Mardid fans light flares and wave flammable materials in the air during Atleti’s Europa League match with Lazio. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

ANY TIME YOU CAN PUT GEORGE BEST ON YOUR TICKETS, YOU HAVE TO DO IT.
The San Jose Earthquakes just got the green light to build a stadium, and now they have a sweet season ticket package that trades on the club’s NASL past. // MLS Insiderer

 

WELSH MIDDLE CLASS LIBERAL TYPE GIVES ENGLAND THE OLD BWAHAHA.
England is in shambles. I believe it because Andi Thomas tells me so. This also provides them with all the requisite excuses they’ll need when they get back from the Euros. // The FCF

 

PATIENT: ‘IT HURTS WHEN I DO THIS.’ DOCTOR: ‘WELL THEN DON’T DO THAT.’
This idea will change all of our lives forever and ever and ever. If it sucks, don’t write about it. // The Footy Blog

 

PHOTO: SMILEY HELL.
Wisla Krakow fans do their own flare-plus-flammable-banner thing during the Polish side’s match with Standard de Liege. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

OOH LA LA.
Super clean France away shirt that I would actually really, really like to own. And I’m about 1/100th French and would never actually root for Les Bleus. But c’mon, this is gorgeous. // The Beautiful Gear

 

EVEN WHEN THEY’RE NOT WAGS ANYMORE, THEY’RE STILL PEOPLE. ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE.
Ex-WAGS of English footballers hit the town for some shindig, and someone is there to take a photo. Which Kickette than posts because the subjects used to be WAGS (and might yet be again). // Kickette

 

I THINK HE GOT THE BODYGUARD MOSTLY BECAUSE HE’S LONELY.
Steve Kean has a bodyguard, because why wouldn’t you when you’re the most hated man in Blackburn. // Dirty Tackle

 

PHOTO: LET US DESCEND NOW INTO THE BLIND WORLD.
Napoli fans and their flares create something that looks like a gate to somewhere. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

DISPATCHES FROM A MYSTERIOUS LAND.
Run of Play is in exile. I like maps. // Run of Play In Exile

 

USUAL SUSPECTS MEAN NEW TACTICS.
See what I did there? Yeah, I’m a clever one. Here’s a solid breakdown of the USMNT roster for next week’s friendly against Italy. // Bleacher Report

 

SAFETY FIRST, KIDS. ALWAYS LIGHT YOUR FLARES IN A WELL-VENTILATED AREA.
You know the drill: follow us and like us or we’ll come to your house and light off flares in your front yard while holding up a big banner with “KCKRS” on it. Okay, not really.

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