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PHOTO: MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD, MAD DUSSELDORF. AND THINGS WERE A BIT CRAZY, TOO.
Fortuna Dusseldorf beat Hertha Berlin to win promotion to the Bundesliga. This guy was there. Right after this photo was taken, he ate the grass, then he started acting weird. (Reuters)
YES, WHAT AMERICA’S COVERAGE OF THE SPORT IS MISSING IS A MANIC HASBEEN. DEFINITELY.
Tom Arnold is going to be a part of Fox’s Champions League final coverage. Tom Arnold. The mind boggles. // The Footy Blog
THE LOWER THE DIVISION, THE MORE AWESOME THE CREST. IRREFUTABLE FACT.
Hey, look, crest from English clubs in leagues in the 9th division. Disappointed there’s no ascot in the one for Ascot United. // The Best Eleven
HOPE IN HAITI IS SOMETHING THE WHOLE WORLD CAN GET BEHIND.
Read about the a soccer stadium being planned for Haiti. // NYT Goal Blog
VIDEO: PLAYED OFF LIKE A TRUE PROFESSIONAL. HE MEANT TO DO THAT.
Gonzalo Higuain walking into a door in Kuwait, everybody. (YouTube)
FERNANDO FIORE WIELDS HIS TWITTER LIKE A BATTLEAXE. WATCH OUT HATERS.
MSNBC’s Chuck Todd said derogatory things about soccer. Univision’s Fernando Fiore wasn’t having it. This is why Twtter exists. // Mediaite
‘YOU’RE BANNED! OH, WE HAVE A CHAMPIONS LEAGUE GAME? OKAY, YOU’RE NOT BANNED FOR THAT. BUT THEN AFTER…BANNED!’
Guangzhou Evergrande’s Conca was supposed to be suspended for microblogging insubordination. But there was an important game and stuff, so we has temporarily unbanned. Then he scored the winning goal. // SuperSport
WHAT YOU DON’T KNOW IS THAT FRANK DEFORD JUST ARRIVED FROM 1989.
It’s time for NPR to find themselves a new regular sports columnist. Frank Deford is trotting out the old “America doesn’t do ties” nonsense. // NPR
PHOTO: DID I MENTION THAT THINGS WERE A BIT MAD IN DUSSELDORF?
This also happened in that match between Fortuna Dusseldorf and Hertha Berlin. Also, the photo below. And then the video, when fans invaded the pitch before the final whistle. (Photos: Reuters)
DAVID BECKHAM, HALF SOCCER PLAYER, HALF CERMONIAL ACCOUTREMENTS.
Davey Becks will swing by Greece on Thursday to pick up the Olympic torch. // Washington Post
RAISE YOUR HAND IF YOU’RE LIKE ME AND YOU SKIPPED TO NUMBER TO MAKE SURE THEY GOT IT RIGHT.
Fun times, 20 best Prem goals from the season. // Bleacher Report
There, I just summed up today on Twitter for you. Someone released a squad of something today. It included bad players and didn’t include good ones. It was just like every squad ever. Manager should be fired or something. Follow us and like us.