Gary Lineker, famous for being one of England’s greatest football players, is taking a royal pounding on twitter and it would take someone completely devoid of any humour not to find it funny.
How has this come about? Well a few years back Gary confessed that during the 1990 World Cup match against Ireland he had a bit of an accident and was caught short while playing, (see video above). This sort of thing happens all the time to sportsmen and Lineker being the consummate professional sorted himself out, by wiping his arse on the pitch, and continued to play.
Somehow 24 years later the incident has come back to haunt Gary with people on Twitter reminding the ex-footballer he touched cloth in front of millions of viewers by tweeting: ‘You shat on the pitch,’ at every conceivable chance they get. Infuriated with their troll-like behaviour Lineker embarked on a mass blocking this week which, as any person with even passing knowledge of the Internet will tell you, never, ever works.
It’s just never going to stop!
As the Commonwealth Games enters into the home stretch this week mostly everyone who has taken part, watched or visited Glasgow in the past few days will tell you that the whole affair has been a resounding success.
However for one of the event’s main stars, Usain Bolt, the Games has been a massive disappointment, so much so that he felt compelled to tell a Times journalist that he thought they were in fact ‘shit‘ and not as good as the London Olympics. As a wealthy professional sportsman, who travels the world in tight fitting spandex for a living, it was a move many deemed inappropriate and somewhat disheartening.
Since he arrived in Glasgow, Bolt has carried with him the air of a man who clearly wants to be elsewhere. Shufflling reluctantly into interviews and photo opps, whilst meakly engaging in anemic handshakes with children and officials. To coin a Scottish phrase: ‘His face is tripping him.’
At a recent press conference he laboured through each question like a capricious teenager, but excuses were made and doubts were put on hold, because he is the fastest man on earth after all and we all wanted to see him strike that iconic pose at Hampden. That was until he talked to the Times journalist who he then claimed was a liar for publishing their encounter, before the journalist in question released a full transcript of their brief meeting. Red faces all round for the Bolt management team.
Now popular Scottish DJ Robin Galloway has entered into the affair by penning a very succinct and direct open letter to the athlete, which is currently burning up social network platforms across the Internet, (read below).
A storm in a teacup? Maybe, but then he’s a pro and as Robin rightly points out a role model for millions of kids all over the world, especially those who live in Scotland and are inspired by his achievements, let alone the Games which are happening right now on their very own doorsteps.
If you were unfortunate enough to sit through the France v Ukraine Euro 2012 match yesterday you would have witnessed commentators and sports pundits claim that the thunder storm which, suspended play for an hour, was of biblical proportions.
ITV’s Adrian Chiles, once expertly described as ‘a thumb in a suit‘ was on the brink of launching into an end of days rant such was the hysteria surrounding nothing more than some thunder and lightening which lasted only half an hour.
Of course with no actual football to broadcast for a full hour the cameras turned on the fans who, in typical sports fan style, made the most of the short lived inconvenience.
(image via Buzzfeed)
Hey! Rangers and Celtic are you reading this?
Basketball legend Michael Jordan in his college dorm room back in 1983. A man who would go on to earn in excess of $40m a year in endorsements.
And who said putting up an umbrella indoors is unlucky?
(via The Chive)
We’ve been watching as much of the Rugby World Cup as we can but with games being shown on TV at stupid o’clock in the morning it’s been pretty tough.
What really isn’t tough is the sorry display above. American Football has long touted itself as the hardest sport around but as rugby fans we feel we have to vehemently disagree and the above footage only serves to strengthen our opinion.
On Monday night the St Louis Rams played the New York Giants and were nearing a touchdown when two Giants players, Jacquin Williams and Deon Grant, were suddenly shot by an invisible sniper in the stands.
Thankfully they made a full recovery, but not before more time had been added onto the clock.
(via With Leather)
Pop singer Shakira is dating Barcelona football player Gerard Pique. Here’s edited together footage of the singer getting all excited/frustrated/angry/happy watching her boyfriend play in the Copa Del Rey final between Barcelona and Real Madrid this week. Do you think she knew she was being filmed?