Willian has had a strong debut in the Premier League for league leaders Chelsea, but every player knows there are edges to be gained.
Perhaps after studying aerodynamics, Chelsea’s speedster realized an afro isn’t the most streamlined look. On Friday, he posted the photo below on Instagram, suggesting that his afro would be no-more:
That got the FOX Soccer Blog crew thinking: What kind of looks could Willian opt for? With some help from our crack photo team (and some inspiration from Andy Warhol), we came up with a few possibilities:
Yikes. Here’s to hoping his barber knows what he’s doing.
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League One clubs seem to be having a lot of fun with their supporters this year.
Earlier this year, a Leyton Orient fan jokingly made a Twitter promise to clean seats if his favorite player was brought back. Then it happened, and he kept his word.
Yesterday, Wolves fan Richard Jon Gough tweeted his club about a misprinted jersey. Oops:
— Richard Jon Gough (@Richard_J_Gough)March 5, 2014
It wasn’t long before Wolves replied, apologizing to Richard for the mistake, and offering him a new kit, free ticket and player meet-and-greet. What they gave him wasn’t all that special. It was how they did it.
50 Internet points for you, Wolves.
(h/t Dirty Tackle)
Cristiano Ronaldo has millions of fans. The ball boys at the Vicente Calderon are not among them.
With Real Madrid trailing city rivals Atletico 2-1 late in the second half on Sunday, one mischievous sideline volunteer took the opportunity to play Ronaldo like a piano.
With time running out and Real set to take a corner kick, Ronaldo grew impatient waiting for a new ball to be thrown to him. Spotting a ball boy nearby, Ronaldo quickly waved over to him, visibly agitated. But the kid merely shrugged his shoulders insolently and held out his arm with the ball in hand, signaling Ronaldo to “come and get it.” When Ronaldo did, the boy deviously chucked the ball past him. So. Owned.
As we all know, however, Ronaldo did have the last laugh. His equalizer in the 82nd minute thwarted Atletico’s hopes of clinching the first derby double in 63 years (and probably ruined that kid’s night).
There’s no doubting Mario Balotelli’s natural ability on the football field, but Real Madrid manager Carlo Ancelotti has publicly challenged the AC Milan striker to be more professional, or risk wasting his talent.
Speaking to Corriere dello Sport, Ancelotti said Balotelli should take Cristiano Ronaldo as an example and act more seriously on and off the pitch if he wants to reach the next level.
Judging from this Milan training video from a week ago, that seems like a good idea:
Super Mario, hard at work.
H/T Daily Mail
Premier League club Newcastle United has been on the brink of disaster for years now, and most would say British owner Mike Ashley is the root of the team’s problems.
The club has been on the selling block for quite a while, but a brief spell in the second division after being relegated in 2009 and a lack of “suitable” buyers have caused an agonizingly long delay to any resolution for fans of “The Toon.”
Enter: This man?
Yes, rumors are swirling that World Wrestling Entertainment magnate Vince McMahon is “sniffing around” the beleaguered club.
While talks are still at their infancy, according to website Winner Sports, we’re assuming the news holds about as much water as a WWE Diva costume.
Does McMahon have the funds? Most likely. But this is a man that specializes in showmanship and marketing. It seems more like a shrewd ploy to drum up interest in his own brand rather than improve that of Newcastle’s. And apparently, it’s working like a charm.
But let’s entertain the thought and say this is truly a no-holds-barred takeover. Here’s how we see it playing out:
Just when McMahon is about to sign his name on the dotted line for the purchase, he gets clobbered by CM Punk, who was hiding under the ring apron the whole time with a folding chair.
Sorry, Vinnie Mac, maybe you’ll get your payback at WrestleMania.
(h/t Winner Sports)
What the bark is going on around here!?
In a Brazilian Paraense match (Para state championship division), between Remo and Paysandu, one furry pitch invader couldn’t resist getting in on the action, successfully breaking up a Remo attack. The players couldn’t get mad at it, though. Just look how cute it is pouncing around!
And at least that canine didn’t leave a deposit right in the six-yard box.
Yup, that’s exactly what happened over in Argentina’s first division. During Rosario Central’s game against River Plate, a dog literally ran on the pitch, took a squat right in front of the Rosario goal, and went Number 2 without a care in the world:
Man, it must be so sweet to be a dog.
English football had problems with Mother Nature this past week, with several matches being delayed or suspended due to extreme weather. But on Sunday, it was a dog that briefly held up a League One fixture between Crewe and Brentford.
Just as the teams were set to kick off, a large husky ran onto the pitch at Gresty Road, to the amazement of everyone involved.
Let me get that for you
This player was pretty darn proud of his “unique” goal celebration during an Italian amateur league between Ponticelli and Riolo Terme.
The referee, however, was less amused.