Brazil police seize passports of three Olympic officials allegedly involved in illegal ticket sales scam
There is nothing that is new about “touts” buying tickets for popular events and then selling them on for a much higher price than their face value. So it will have come as no surprise that this has happened at the recent Rio Olympics, although in this case they could have had their “fingers burned” as from television coverage, it appears that most events had masses of empty seats.
Well it is highly unlikely that someone has “peed after a spectacular dive, but the fact that the water was a dark shade of green instead of bright blue, has brought a massive response on social media, most of it not very complementary either!
A Facebook campaign has been set up to make internet sensation the Wealdstone Raider Christmas number one has been gathering steam over the last couple of weeks. The campaign is aimed at stopping this year’s X Factor winner from having a number one Christmas hit, much like Rage Against the Machine did some five years ago.
For years deadline day for Leeds United fans was a joke, we sold players and never signed anyone, but with Massimo Cellino in charge things honestly feel different with 15 new signings, yes 15, but LUFC still manage to infuriate fans. So why are Leeds fans so pissed off… it started early on deadline day with this tweet: DONE DEAL: We can confirm the season-long loan signing of Brian Montenegro, subject to international clearance #lufc pic.twitter.com/F8cbVaX2xT
Luis Suarez at it again? Uruguay star appears to bite Italy defender Giorgio Chiellini during World Cup game The World Cup has had its fair share of controversies over the years and it seems that Luis Suarez will be the centre of this year’s tournament after appearing to bite Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini during the Uruguay/Italy crunch match in Natal last night.
In a breach of protocol in the security that surrounds the England football team, tonight the official team sheet for the squad was tweeted out by the team sponsor Vauxhall to their 73,000 followers. This may not seem like a major issue as fans would be delighted to see who had been picked for the match against Ecuador, but what hadn’t been considered was that the sheet also contains passport numbers and dates of birth. (more…)
A football fan carrying a lit flare got a bit of a shock when a riot police officer fired pepper spray at him during a Polish League game at the weekend.
The incredible picture below shows the fan trying to climb a fence segregating fans and carrying a flare. Unbeknown to the fan the riot police officer got his trusty pepper spray out, not knowing that its contents were flammable. You can guess what happened next. (more…)
So now David Moyes will be joining the millions of unemployed in the UK, after he was sacked yesterday by Manchester United. The sudden but not unexpected sacking is tactical of the Manchester United board, not finishing in the top 4 means that at this point, the club need only give Moyes a one-year pay-off under the terms of his six-year deal, rather than honour the full four years left on that contract.
They were big boots to fill for anyone, Sir Alex Ferguson, the Man, the Myth, the Legend no one really could replace him. And it seems the successor, chosen by Ferguson personally; David Moyes just wasn’t up to the task of managing the biggest club in the world. The Scot was shown the door, this morning at an early meeting at the clubs Carrington training ground by Chief Executive Ed Woodward. (more…)
There’s no one stupider than a Chelsea fan scorned it seems. After Chelsea lost to Aston Villa at the weekend, Chelsea fans took to Twitter to direct their anger to the ref Chris Foy, however many fans, directed their anger, wrongly to Olympic gold medallist Sir Chris Hoy instead.
Iranian women’s footballers are to undergo mandatory gender exams to prove that they are real women. The Iranian football’s governing body is set to bring in the random tests within Iran’s professional women’s league after it was revealed that several of their top players had not completed gender sex change surgeries or are suffering from sexual development disorders.