7
Apr

Daniel Sturridge treats Liverpool kids to best day at school ever

Most days, the clock ticks far too slowly for kids in school. They can’t wait for the bell to ring, signaling freedom (at least until the next day). But for one class at Anfield Junior School, the second hand could have frozen and they wouldn’t have minded one bit.

Liverpool striker and funny guy Daniel Sturridge surprised a group of young kids, and the adorableness is overwhelming.

So kids, keep in mind that next time you go to school, Daniel Sturridge might show up and teach you how to dance (but probably not).

4
Mar

Cristiano Ronaldo gets owned by ball boy

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).

H/T reddit

10
Feb

Robert Lewandowski’s Monday morning was pretty bad

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We’ve all had a case of the Mondays, but Dortmund striker Robert Lewandowski had a particularly bad morning today.

The Polish star, who will be headed to Bundesliga rival Bayern Munich after this season, was apparently the victim of a theft — or possibly a prank by bitter BVB fans. The latter wouldn’t be surprising, especially considering the way former Dortmund star Mario Götze was treated when he made the swap to Bayern last year.

imageLewandowski probably can’t wait to fix up his Porsche Cayenne and drive to Munich.

(Images courtesy of Getty, story via @uersfeld)

31
Jan

The perils of being a reporter on Deadline Day

On Deadline Day, almost anything can happen. A good rule of thumb is to expect the unexpected. But we’re not sure if Sky Sports reporter Gary Cotterill saw this one coming while reporting outside of West Ham’s grounds…

Cotterill actually did quite well to keep his cool during the silly-string attack. He may want to prepare for another wave of string as the Hammers have signed Pablo Armero on loan from Napoli.

(H/T SB Nation)

29
Oct

Balotelli is at it again, trolls teammates in practice

It wasn’t too long ago when Mario Balotelli was pouting on Manchester City’s bench and causing trouble on and off the pitch — remember the practice dust-up between him and former Man City manager Roberto Mancini? Though Balotelli was generally regarded as the team’s official prankster,  once his standing within the team soured, so did his mood. By the time he left City, nobody was laughing at his shenanigans anymore.

But now that he is back in his beloved Italy, Balotelli has transformed from clubhouse cancer back to class clown. We’ve already seen him do this:

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And this:

And this week, Balotelli was up to some more tricks, this time nutmegging Cristian Zapata and M’Baye Niang without them even realizing it:

Another successful stunt on the board! We can only guess who Super Mario’s next victims will be, but we do know this: when Balotelli’s happy, we’re happy.

15
Oct

Costa Ricans welcome El Tri with custom casket

Clearly, Costa Ricans love hosting World Cup qualifiers.

A month after welcoming the United States with a hostile reception at the airport, fans of Los Ticos gave Mexico a similarly friendly greeting.

Mocking El Tri for their grave position in World Cup qualifying with one match to go — if they are to lose to Costa Rica on Tuesday night coupled with a Panamia victory against the United States over two goals, Mexico will most likely be eliminated — a small group of fans rolled up to the airport with a coffin draped in Mexico’s colors propped up on a pickup truck. Inside the coffin: a skeleton wearing a Mexico kit.

The message is pretty easy to decipher: 

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For more on Mexico’s do-or-die match against Costa Rica, read Kyle McCarthy’s preview and key points to the match.

22
Sep

Newly-wed Man United fan still the winner of the derby

Manchester United may have lost the derby against City on Sunday, but a United fan who recently married into a family of City supporters can still say he came out on top.

The fan — whose twitter alias is @aboycalledyoung — pulled an epic prank on his new in-laws while giving his wedding toast. Having lost his father the past year, he leads his in-laws into an emotional tribute to his old man before delivering the perfect punch line!

Later, the cheeky groom confirmed on twitter that this prank was indeed the best way he could think of to honor his father:

H/T 101GG

12
Sep

Beckham signs 1-year contract with Arsenal!

Nope! Not that one. Gotcha!

David Beckham’s 10-year-old son Romeo has signed with Arsenal on a 1-year youth contract, according to ITV. It’s not a surprise, either. Romeo  has long been identified as a Gooner, and was recently spotted running about in an Ox jersey:

Trying to follow in his father’s footsteps as a footballer, Romeo will now get his chance to develop the other half of his inherited skill set. Of course, he’s already gotten his feet wet in the modeling world, just like David:

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Image - Burberry

26
Aug

Craig Bellamy pours water all over referee

During Sunday’s famous victory over Manchester City, Cardiff City striker Craig Bellamy played a practical joke on referee Lee Probert, pouring water all over the man in black. Now, normally you would never see this kind of thing. It’s common knowledge that referees are the most humorless lot in the world, and any slight physical contact with them almost never goes unpunished.

However, Bellamy probably knew who he was dealing with. After all, this is the same man who proved that referees can, in fact, have a playful side. Last season, after inadvertently finding himself sandwiched between Fulham’s Steve Sidwell and Wigan’s Ben Watson, Probert jestingly showed Watson a red card while getting attended to on the pitch:


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