Mario Balotelli sad that his pet pig isn’t with him in Liverpool

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Some little piggies go to the market, and some little piggies stay home. For Mario Balotelli’s pet porker, Super, the latter is the case.

The Liverpool striker purchased the pig while in Italy with AC Milan, and according to The Sun, English bureaucracy is keeping Balotelli from bringing Super into the country.

The little oinker is barred from the country because Balotelli “must first register as a breeder, then get a certificate of health from an Italian vet before she is allowed to fly,” The Sun reported.

I mean, c’mon. How can you say no to that little piglet? We say cut the red tape! #FreeSuper!

(h/t Bleacher Report)


Premier League Super Sunday Social Recap


It was a busy Sunday in the Premier League, as Manchester United hosted Everton and Chelsea welcomed London rivals Arsenal to Stamford Bridge in back-to-back showdowns.

If you missed any of the action, we’ve put together a Super Sunday social recap on these two great contests.

First, United got things going as Angel Di Maria was once again the driving force behind the new-look Red Devils. He opened the scoring with his third goal in five matches:


Later, Radamel Falcao also contributed his first Premier League goal, and it proved to be the difference in the end.

But it was really David De Gea’s day to shine as he made a few outstanding saves and earned MOTM honors.


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Arsenal fans light flares outside Stamford Bridge, delay match

In case you were wondering what this “incident” was that delayed Sunday’s London derby between Chelsea and Arsenal, maybe this picture will clear it up:

H/T SBNation


Newcastle fans win the weekend with hilarious banner


Newcastle United’s fans appear to be in much better form than their team, as their banner at the Swansea match would suggest.

Not only is the banner self-deprecating and a plea to fire manager Alan Pardew (the art on either side reads SackPardew.com underneath), it’s also a brilliant dig at their Welsh opponents. High marks all around!

Pic via Twitter/@GaryLineker


Are Queens Park Rangers a real football team?

Queens Park Rangers are in the bottom three of the Premier League table and strongly considered relegation candidates No. 1.

For good reason, too. It seems the players are doing everything in their power to become a running punchline rather than a legitimate football team.

Consider that in the span of one week, defensive midfielder Sandro injured himself in training practicing his knee-slide goal celebration (which he, with his 3 goals in 81 Premier League games, clearly needs to brush up on) and defender Steven Caulker was briefly handcuffed by police after walking out of a store munching on a tub of Philadelphia cream cheese he forgot to pay for. What, was Caulker just trying to nurse a leg injury

And to think, manager Harry Redknapp drives two hours each way to and from his house just to have to train baby-sit these guys each day. What a mess!


Nottingham Forest to honor late Brian Clough with green sweater tribute


Brian Clough made them fashionable back in his day.

The beloved late manager, who led Nottingham Forest to two European Cups, a league title and four league cups, was famous for wearing green sweaters (the English call them “jumpers”) on the sidelines.

On Wednesday, Forest will pay tribute to their legendary coach with a beautiful gesture for their League Cup tie at Tottenham. Each traveling fan attending the match at White Hart Lane will be handed a replica green jumper to wear.

From The Guardian:

All Forest fans traveling on official club coaches to the fixture will be given replicas of Clough’s famous fashion accessory to mark the 10th anniversary of his death on 20 September 2004.

John McGovern, Nottingham Forest’s club ambassador, said: “Brian was simply the best. There will never ever be anyone in football quite like Brian again. He is synonymous with Nottingham Forest and to see 1,000 Forest fans in green jumpers at such a high-profile game will be a fantastic way to mark the anniversary.”

The jumpers will be handed out by representatives of the Nottingham-based sponsors of the competition, Capital One.

Image provided by Reuters


Mario Balotelli trolls Manchester United after latest loss

imageOne way to immediately win over the hearts of Liverpool fans far and wide is to make fun of bitter rivals Manchester United at every opportunity.

New Reds striker Mario Balotelli is off to a strong start, tweeting this after United’s shocking 5-3 loss at Leicester City on Sunday:

Good one, Mario.

Of course, the dig at the Red Devils would’ve had a little more sting had Liverpool not lost this weekend as well!

Image provided by Reuters


Ashley Young still doesn’t know if it was indeed a bird that pooped in his mouth

It’s been more than a month since the infamous moment in Manchester United’s loss at Old Trafford to Swansea. No, it wasn’t the loss itself.

It was what appeared to be bird poop flying into Ashley Young’s mouth.

There was much speculation at the time about whether it was actually bird poop, or perhaps a loogie, or something else disgusting that no one would want flying into their mouth.

It turns out, Ashley Young still doesn’t know what hit him, either. 

Bless whoever put the pigeon above his locker.

(H/T Who Ate All The Pies)