In this hilarious promotion from Heineken is an example of what happens when soccer gets in the way of shopping.
If any of these husbands can persuade their wives to buy two plastic chairs for $2,000, Heineken will give them two tickets to the UEFA Champions League final. The only catch: They aren’t allowed to mention the tickets. With skepticism aplenty, they try every trick in the book to get it done.
Watch the hilarious video and find out if any of them can pull off “The Negotiation.”
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Apparently, ham was on Stoke City’s lunch menu.
The club is launching an internal investigation after a bloody pig’s head was found in the locker of striker Kenwyne Jones. Winger Brek Shea Instagrammed a photo of the pig’s head with the caption “Locker room banter gone wild!”
Jones, who is a Rastafarian and does not eat pork, was less than pleased. He reportedly threw a brick through teammate Glenn Whelan’s car window, who was thought to be behind the prank gone wrong.
When it comes to pranking teammates, the Potters go all in. Less than a week before the pig incident, the soon to be retired Michael Owen received a retirement gift from his teammates in the form of his Mercedes being covered in eggs and flour.
Stoke later released a statement:
“The club takes seriously the reports of an incident at our training ground this afternoon. A full internal investigation will be carried out and those responsible for any unacceptable behavior will be dealt with in accordance with the club’s disciplinary procedures.”
Jones’ girlfriend, Kissa Abdullah, expressed her displeasure on Twitter, condemning the perpetrators and stating the prank was “not even close to funny.”
Everton midfielder Marouane Fellaini is a man of his word. The playmaker pledged to dye his hair silver if Everton supporters had donated at least £25,000 to the club’s official charity by May 16th. Well, they did.
While he is pretty excited about it, it doesn’t seem like he will keep his new do for Everton manager David Moyes’s final match with the club:
“I think it looks great, but it is only for one day, because I don’t think the manager will like it quite as much as me.”
“It is for a great cause and i would like to thank the fans for raising £25,000 so far for the Everton community.”
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Classic “Anchorman” prank!
An Australian news reporter was embarrassed by her colleagues while reading the highlights to Wednesday’s Europa League final. At the end of the highlight, her male colleague slyly changed the copy on the teleprompter to something completely non-soccer-related. Predictably, the reporter kept reading the script, sending the entire set into an uproar and reminding everyone of Veronica Corningstone’s prank on the legendary Ron Burgundy.
The lesson as always, don’t read everything you see on the teleprompter.
Cucù!!Io e lucky presenti!! twitter.com/FinallyMario/s…— Mario balotelli (@FinallyMario)
Don’t say we didn’t warn you.
The man, the myth, the legend, Mario Balotelli is finally on Twitter. Our only advice: take cover.
Within just six hours of posting his first tweet (above), Balotelli amassed well over 100,000 followers, including famous players such as Ronaldinho and Neymar, and the number rises every second. All that despite still having that lame egg avatar as his profile picture!
Someone needs to teach Mario how to use this thing before Twitter explodes.
Watch out, Tiger!
Real Madrid stars Raphael Varane, Gonzalo Higuain, Fabio Coentrao and Mesut Ozil took a day off from the pitch to play a round of FootGolf. Yes, golf with a soccer ball.
According to worldfootgolf.com and footgolf.info, FootGolf has been around for many years and is played in over thirty countries. Just as in golf, the main purpose of the game is to get the lowest possible number of kicks into a hole. Sounds easy, right?
Check out how the Real Madrid players ventured during their FootGolf session. Certainly looks like fun if you have that kind of time.
Poor Carlos Tevez.
First, the Argentinian striker was subbed out during the FA Cup final despite being perhaps City’s best player at the time. Then he had to take a long walk up the Wembley steps to receive the runners-up medal (never fun, and never easy to do in cleats). And then, to cap off a truly horrible day, Tevez took an ugly spill walking back down those harrowing steps of doom (scroll to 1:30 mark).
Had Tevez only seen the match official take a similar slip just a minute earlier, maybe he would have saved himself from a bruised behind.
It just doesn’t seem to be getting any better for referees.
Players are confusing the official with opposition players. Take this scything tackle during the match between RKC Waalwijk and NEC Nijmegen in the Dutch Eredivisie for example.
In normal circumstances, this was a red-card challenge, but instead, Waalwijk’s Jeff Stans gets a pat on the back from the man in the middle. And they say referees don’t have a sense of humor.