28
Jun

New Nike app lets you summon a laserbeam pitch wherever you want

If you have ever wanted to play on a pitch created by laser beams in the middle of the night in a neighborhood of your choosing, then you’re in luck.

Nike has rolled out the “FC247” app which allows you to summon a van that can project a 5-a-side pitch using a set of green lasers. This is pretty remarkable technology, but you would think that if they had gone so far as creating a field by emitting light through a process of optical amplification that they could at least provide you and your friends with a ball and a couple goals.

While it’s only available in a few neighborhoods in Madrid, we’ll keep an eye on this space to see if the technology catches on.

H/T WAATP

20
May

Young Josh Turnbull - son of keeper Ross Turnbull - gives the Chelsea supporters something else to cheer during the club’s end of season celebrations.

The toddler showed off his amazing dribbling skills in front of the Stamford Bridge crowd, giving the potential incoming manager - Jose Mourinho? - even more striking options. How will Fernando Torres react to this display?

1
May

Some fans show how unhappy they are with their club by booing or jeering players. Some fans boycott games. The fans of Serbian second division Mačva Šabac show their disdain in an altogether different and far more harrowing way though.

On the morning of their game on Sunday against Bane Raška, club officials found something catching their eye in the center circle of the pitch. Much to their shock, a crucifix had been buried into the grass by perpetrators who had broken in the night before.

Even more worrying is the message displayed on the crucifix, translated as “Second division or this”.

Šabac managed to win their weekend encounter, putting themselves just two points behind second place in the league. There’s certainly better ways to motivate your side though, surely?

Check the video above for the footage. Creepy!