QWK KCKS: Gratuitous Public Displays Of Self-Love

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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: IT’S PELE AND HE’S KISSING HIMSELF!
Actually, it’s more like “it’s Pele and he’s kissing himself…again.” And really, that doesn’t even look that much like him. (REUTERS)

 

REASON NUMBER 6,34…6? I’VE LOST TRACK…IT’S GOOD TO BE A FOOTBALLER.
Kyle Martino holds on to the top spot in the players-who-overachieved rankings. Behold Eve Amurri. // Kickette

 

ONE STOP SHOPPING AT THE BECKHAM STORE. BUY ONE BRAND BECKHAM ITEM, GET A SECOND WITH A PICTURE OF DAVID’S CLOTHES HALF OFF.
David Beckham was all embarrassed when his Super Bowl commercial appeared on the screen. It’s okay though, because he only has three friends, which means his embarrassment is pretty limited. More embarrassing than the ad? This internet history which is definitely accurate.

 

I WOULD TOTALLY NAME IT ‘THE TUB’ BECAUSE I’M JUVENILE LIKE THAT.
£50 will get you entered into a drawing to win the right to name Bath City’s Twerton Park for a whole year. // Dirty Tackle

 

PHOTO: IN MEMORY.
Zambian players and officials pay homage to the Zambian team that lost their lives in a plane crash in Gabon in 1993. Zambia will face Côte d’Ivoire in the AFCON final. (REUTERS)

 

MAYBE THEY JUST THOUGHT THE IRISH LOOKED SHARP AND COPIED THEM. HEY, IT’S POSSIBLE.
Germany’s new kits are really, really green, and the myth goes that it has something to do with the Irish and the aftermath of World World II. // A Football Report

 

THAT WHICH DID THE SOURING.
Charlie Davies talked about his stint in Washington, where all the love he should have been getting sorta faded away. // Soccer Insider

 

FIRST HAND KNOWLEDGE IS GENERALLY THE BEST KIND OF KNOWLEDGE. JUST AHEAD OF COMMON KNOWLEDGE.
Here’s former St. Pauli player Ian Joy wearing the new Bumpy Pitch shirt that was inspired by St. Pauli. // The Original Winger

 

PHOTO: DIDIER’S HEART.
Didier hearts Côte d’Ivoire’s supporters. (GETTY IMAGES)

 

HEY, RACIST BEHAVIOR HAS BEEN A PROBLEM RECENTLY. GET THAT GUY WHOSE BROTHER IS IN THE BNP AND WHO ONCE RACIALLY ABUSED PAUL INCE. THE FA IS BRILLIANT.
Reasons why Stuart Pearce would be a terrible replacement for Fabio Capello, in addition to the one above. // Bleacher Report

 

NO ONE HAS KISSED MORE STATUES OF THEMSELVES ON MORE CONTINENTS THAN PELE. HE MIGHT BE THE ONLY ONE WHO DOES THAT NOW THAT I THINK ABOUT IT.
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