For many England fans whether we would actually make it to Brazil 2014 was in question, due to our performances on the pitch, however now, demonstrations in Sao Paolo where the event is being held, look like it may not go off as easily as expected. Anti-World Cup protests have erupted in the city as 1,000 demonstrators riot over the fact that so much money has been invested in this event when it should be invested in health and education services as well as public transport which are badly lacking across the country.
On Wednesday night after Manchester United’s defeat by Sunderland on penalties in the Capital One Cup semi-final, one disgruntled fan dialled 999 and asked to speak to former manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sports injuries are quite common from sprains and twists to fractures and breaks, however it is quite uncommon to end up with a seven week erection from a biking injury. A 22 year old guy was hospitalised when he had a constant erection for seven weeks after a simple mountain biking accident. Most shockingly it took five weeks for the guy to go to hospital for treatment for his constant stiffy.
In Brazil, the country hosting the 2014 World Cup a referee was beheaded by an angry crowd after he stabbed and killed a player, who would not leave the pitch when he was given a red card. The violence erupted when ref Octavio da Silva, 20, red-carded player 30-year-old Josenir dos Santos Abreu during a game in the town of Pio XII on June 30th.
Blade Runner Oscar Pistorius who took part in both the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics has been charged with the murder of his girlfriend former FHM model Reeva Steenkamp after an incident at his property in Pretoria, South Africa at 4am this morning.
When it comes to sporting ceremonies you would like to believe hosting countries could get your national anthem right, and if not they wouldn’t play anything too insulting. Well unfortunately for the shooting team from Kazakhstan the national anthem played for them, was their own anthem but rather one from the controversial movie Borat.
After a middle school basketball championship tournament game last week in Springfield Massachusetts one of the losing team’s coaches bit off part of a coach’s ear that was from the winning team in a fine show of un-sportsmanship behaviour.
The three players from Jestrabi Lhota were sent off by a drunken ref for no reason at all. The ref had to be breathalysed by Police after causing calamity during the game which also included rolling around on the floor quite a lot of the time.
A greyhound trainer feeds his dogs either Viagra or cannabis to make them win or lose races, a court has found out.
Anthony Gregory Fowler, a 61 year old, told an RSPCA inspector that his greyhound, Jake, would ‘run his head off’ when given the Viagra. Fowler, from Stockton-On-Tees, would also give Jake and other dogs cannabis to slow them so they would be beaten in races, Hartlepool Magistrates’ Court was told.
Eight people have been killed and twelve people were injured during the California 200 race, when one of the drivers lost control of his 4×4 vehicle and it careered into spectators, the night race is held near Lucerne Valley, 100 miles (160km) from Los Angeles. The driver of the 4×4 has been named as 28-year-old Brett Sloppy, who was reportedly unhurt in the accident, however he had to flee the scene to avoid an angry crowd.
It was announced early Sunday morning that the famous football star, Christiano Ronaldo, 25, has become a first time father. The Real Madrid and Portugal player announced at the weekend that he had become a father to a month old baby boy on social networking site ‘Twitter’. The footballer ‘Tweeted’: “It is with great joy and emotion that I inform I have recently become father to a baby boy. As agreed with the baby’s mother, who prefers to have her identity kept confidential, my son will be under my exclusive guardianship. No further information will be provided on this subject and I request everyone to fully respect my right to privacy (and that of the child) at least on issues as personal as these are.”