QWK KCKS: Upside Down and Evil

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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: ∀p∀N∀Ɔ HO
Dude, check your scarf before you hold it up where people might take a photo. (REUTERS)

 

HOORAY FOR BLAME SHIFTING.
Hatem Ben Arfa and the Case of the Distant Daddy. // The Third Kit

 

AT LEAST HE HAS PRIORITIES.
Bayern’s mad Brazilian Breno called out sick from training to go get tatted. // Dirty Tackle

 

DUAL THREATS. KINDA.
In 1979 an American Soccer League team had the distinction of having two NFL placekickers on their roster. So that’s something. Also, they had a funny name. // Between the Sticks

 

PHOTO: THAT’S MY CUE.
When these two get together and start having a laugh, it’s probably best to take your leave. Nothing good is happening. (AP PHOTO)

 

WEAR ONE BARCA AND ONE MADRID AND WATCH PEOPLE’S HEADS EXPLODE.
Not real, but these club-themed kick designs are sweet. // Invent Football

 

HEY, IT WAS GOOD ENOUGH FOR ROCKY.
Ahead of a French Cup match with PSG, fifth division French side Sable prepared by chasing chickens. And then cooking them. And there are people in chicken costumes keeping goal. Mon dieu. // 101GG

 

STANDING UP FOR SWILL BECAUSE SOMEONE HAS TO. I GUESS.
Have no fear, World Cup attendees of the future: FIFA will make sure you can buy terrible beer in the stadium. Mostly because they won’t get paid otherwise. // Deadspin

 

PHOTO: AFCON GO!
A statue of angry footballers outside of the Sino-Gabonese Friendship Stadium in Libreville, Gabon (yes, the Chinese paid for it), which will host the African Cup of Nations Final. The tournament kicks off tomorrow. (REUTERS)

 

CONSPICUOUS BY THEIR ABSENCE.
There are a lot of Indians in England, yet there are no Indian players at any significant level of football. Why? // First Post

 

IT’S ANTI-YANK BIAS I TELLS YA!
Someone wants to know why more Prem clubs aren’t signing Americans. // Bleacher Report

 

NEW TUMBLR: PHOTOS OF SUPPORTERS HOLDING SCARVES UPSIDE DOWN.
Yeah, probably not going to happen. Plus I’d get bored with it really fast. Unless there’s two guys standing next to each other with their scarves upside down. I’m back in. Follow, like, happy Friday.

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