Dani Alves shows everyone how you combat racism

How perfect is this?

In the late stages of Barcelona’s 3-2 win at Villarreal on Sunday, a banana was thrown at Dani Alves as he was getting set to take a corner kick.

Unfazed, the Barca defender picked up said banana, peeled it and took a nice big, satisfying bite before going on about his business.

After the match, Alves said humor is the best way to kick racism to the  curb.

"We have suffered this in Spain for some time. You have to take it with a dose of humor. We aren’t going to change things easily.

"If you don’t give it importance, they don’t achieve their objective."

That’s right, bigots. Dani Alves eats your racism for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Ain’t no thang.


Brighton U-21 executes beautiful back-heel, drilling opponent in face

Sometimes a headline tells you all you need to know. This really is one of those instances.

Just sit back, watch and enjoy as Brighton U-21 player Glen Rea flicks a back-heel that accidentally(?) finds the grill of Millwall player Kris Twardek.

(H/T Pies)


This is what Messi cleaning out his closet looks like…

imageLionel Messi’s brother Matias sent out this picture via Twitter on Thursday, showing his brother do a little winter cleaning at home. Got to do something while recovering from his nagging leg injuries, right?

Sprawled out on the floor are four (consecutive) Ballon d’Ors, a UEFA Best Player in Europe award, two Golden Boots (of the three he’s won), individual winner’s trophies for his six La Liga titles, three Champions League crowns and two Copa del Reys, and various Super Cup silverware.

Decent collection. All that’s missing is a World Cup!

Matias apparently loves basking in his younger brother’s glory, as he also tweeted out this fun infographic comparing Leo’s incredible trophy haul to that of you-know-who:

Notice how Matias’ own trophy haul has strangely been left off the graphic?


Infuriated fans flys off the handle playing FIFA 14, breaks TV

Here we see a step-by-step guide of how to ruin a perfectly good television. The steps are quite simple:

1: Have a few libations

2: Play FIFA 14 with a friend with a temper

3: Score a goal

That’s seemingly what transpired in the video, and boy, is it awesome. You can watch the whole video build up to the pay-off moment, or, if you’re impatient, fast forward to the 48-second mark to see the tantrum.

What follows is a meltdown that would make Earl Weaver proud. Not only does the enraged gamer throw his controller and shatter the TV screen, he proceeds to beat the set with a series of slaps.

After that, we can’t see what exactly occurs (somehow the lights go out), but based on the cackles of his mates, we’re assuming he performed a series of elbow drops on the defenseless television set.

(h/t 101GreatGoals)


Goalkeeper scores last-gasp bicycle kick!

Guess this one just missed the cutoff date for FIFA’s Goal of the Year nominations!

UE Alcudia keeper Tolo Barcelo scored a last-minute goal against Real Mallorca’s reserves on Sunday to save his side a 1-1 draw. And if that wasn’t impressive and shocking enough, he did it via a perfectly-executed bicycle kick! Showing off a technique that not even Zlatan Ibrahimovic could scoff at, Barcelo may have found himself a new position on the field!

H/T 101GG