7
Apr

Luis Suarez shows his nice-guy side

Liverpool star Luis Suarez hasn’t always had the best behavior on the pitch, but Monday he proved that even he can be charming.

According to Reddit user benjibean, his 7-year-old cousin, who has Down Syndrome, was playing in the park with a Liverpool ball when a man came over and took the ball off his cousin.

It turns out that man was indeed Luis Suarez.

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Suarez then kicked around with the boy, even letting the youngster nutmeg him. Not many people get to say they’ve nutmegged a footballing super star!

Not only will the child have this wonderful memory, it is immortalized in a truly precious photo. Whatever your opinion of Suarez may be, it’s hard not to smile looking at it.

(Photo and story via benjibean)

16
Feb

Shakhtar to pay out rest of contract to late striker’s family

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Shakhtar Donetsk demonstrated all their class on Friday, announcing that the club would pay out the remainder of late striker Maicon’s contract to his family. The 25-year-old Brazilian’s was killed in a car accident last Saturday.

Appearing at a Q&A session with fans, Shakhtar CEO Sergie Palkin said:

The contract with Maicon was valid through mid-2015. From a legal point of view, in such situations [the contract would normally expire], but Maicon has had a 7-year-old daughter and quite elderly parents left.

Therefore, the president of the club decided to hand his family the amount stipulated by the contract, in full, to support his family at this difficult time.

There is no sum of money that can take the sting out of such a tragedy, but it is wonderful to see Shakhtar do the right thing and help Maicon’s family. We wish them all the best and send our condolences.

(H/T Bleacher Report/Shakhtar)

2
Jan

Huddlefro raises more than $70,000 for cancer research

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This is what two and a half years of hair growth looks like.

Hull City’s Tom Huddlestone got his first hair cut since April 2011 after he broke his scoring drought on Boxing Day against Fulham.

The infamous “Huddlefro” helped raise more than $70,000 for Cancer Research UK. Well done, Tom. We’re diggin’ the Huddlehawk.