1
May

Corinthians pay tribute to F1 legend Senna before match

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It has been 20 years since a tragic accident in the San Marino Gran Prix took the life of Brazilian F1 legend Ayrton Senna. The extraordinarily talented driver was from Sao Paulo and an avid fan of the club.

Although Senna’s career was cut short at just 34 years of age, he was a sporting hero to millions of Brazilians.

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Before their match on Wednesday night, the team walked out of the tunnel carrying replicas of the helmet Senna used to wear. It was a moving tribute to a man who so many in Brazil revere:

The players weren’t the only ones involved in paying their respect to the late Senna. Fans in the stadium created signs and banners for him as well:

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Photographs courtesy of Action Images.

1
Jan

Arsenal’s Lukas Podolski sends message to racing legend Michael Schumacher

Aside from the fact that strikers hope to score in every match, Lukas Podolski had a little extra motivation on New Year’s Day — he was going to do it for his German compatriot Michael Schumacher. The seven-time Formula 1 champion has been in critical condition the past few days, following a serious ski accident that left him in a coma with severe head trauma.

Though Podolski failed to get on the score sheet, he posted a little tribute to Schumacher on his Facebook after Arsenal’s 2-0 win over Cardiff. With several teammates around him, Podolski lifted up the undershirt he was wearing with the message “Get Well Soon Schumi.”

30
May

We’ve seen just how awful some celebrities can be at taking penalty kicks (coughcoughWillSmithcough) but fortunately, there are some outside the soccer realm who are quite comfortable from the spot, some might even say a little cocky!

Fernando Alonso, two-time Formula 1 racing champ, is admittedly a much bigger soccer junkie than Mr. Smith, but we are still surprised at how deftly Alonso just buried this penalty kick Panenka style in what is clearly some type of bogus all-star soccer match. As coool as the other side of the pillow.

And yes, that is Gianluigi Lentini in goal, the once upon a time most expensive player in the world!