Monday, June 4, 2007

Shake Your Butt And Do The Bartman

Some village found their idiot over the weekend. Danish soccer fan "R" apologized for attacking a referee during closing minutes of the Euro 2008 qualifier between Denmark and Sweden on Saturday. He was angry at the ref for giving Denmark's Christian Poulson a red card for punching a Swedish player in the stomach. Check the hilarity.

Denmark came back from 3-0 to tie the game. After the attack, the ref called the game and awarded Sweden a 3-0 win.

Sweden should make R an honorary citizen as he's pretty much killed Demark's chance of making the Euro finals next year. Steve Bartman feels your pain. Congratulations, you're now the most hated person in Denmark.

R might also consider getting a shirt that fits or rock a Denmark singlet.

Claudio's All Growns Up Now

Juventus named tinkerman extraordinaire Claudio Ranieri as their new manager today. He takes over from Didier Dechamps who stepped down before he was fired in late May.

It had been rumored that Ranieri would take the Manchester City job once a rumored takeover went through but he apparently the chance to take over a corrupt team that can't fill its ground was too good to turn down.
"I wasn't expecting it, but you can't say no to Juve," the Italian said. "Juventus is a huge opportunity for me."
He went on to say,
"There's an ambitious plan," Ranieri said. "The fans should stay calm, we'll make them feel proud of what Juve accomplishes in Italy ... and then in Europe."
What he was really saying was that Juve intends to increase their payments to ensure their stay in Serie A and their Champions League spot.

Moving to a big club means that Claudio won't have time to pursue his budding movie career.

Geoffrey From The Fresh Prince Wants To Return To Bel Air

Television spin-offs are great. Who can forget great ones like Three's A Crowd, She-Ra, Flo and Enos?

Chelsea midfielder Claude Makelele is thinking about following David Beckham to the US if he can't sort out his contract situation. He has one year left on his contract and the emergence of younger players like Lassana Diarra and John Mikel Obi will limit his first team opportunities.

I can see it now. Geoffrey on his own in the big city without Master William and the rest of the Banks. Playing soccer with his pathetic, rec league MLS team, solving mysteries with fast talking, hard living sidekick Clint Mathis. I'm sure it'll last as long as the Cosby Mysteries or The Love Boat: The Next Wave.

Tell Us Something We Don't Know

Liverpool steals from children. No shit.

"William Gaillard, Uefa's director of communications, branded Liverpool supporters as the worst behaved in Europe after revealing that a detailed dossier compiled by undercover police officers blamed the English for the chaos at the Champions League final in Athens."
"The incidents involving Liverpool fans have been well known to us before the trouble at the Champions League final. This was just the latest example. What other set of fans steal tickets from their fellow supporters or out of the hands of children? We know who caused most of the trouble in Athens," he said. "There have been 25 incidents involving Liverpool fans away from home since 2003 and those are in the report - most teams' supporters do not cause any trouble at all."
Liverpool shirts were quick to paint Galliard and UEFA as biased. A team spokesman blamed UEFA for the distubances.
"The shortcomings in the management of the situation in Athens were apparent to anyone who was there and this latest statement from Uefa should not deflect attention from that reality."
After all UEFA were the ones that transported all the fans without tickets, ripped tickets from supporter hands and tried to gain entry with fake tickets and photocopied press passes. Fans without tickets were warned not to travel to Athens but thousands showed up anyway and prevented fans with real tickets from gaining entry. Perhaps UEFA should have opened the doors and let all the fans in.

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