May 11th, 2010
Bubbas & ‘Ballers: Arsenal FC
No, Nicklas Bendtner doesn’t have a baby. But he’s wearing a homemade sarong. How could we not lead with this?
The Gunners always bring a certain je ne sais lol to the EPL, but this season we also were gifted shirtless squee, nummy captains and well-suited splendour with the laughter. For that, we are thankful. Now, onto the baby parade.
Admittedly, when we talk about “Arsenal babies”, we’re usually talking about the team, not the bubba bundles of awww that are literal footballer babies. While it’s come as something of a shock to us that there are members of the Arsenal first team that are old enough to vote (and procreate), we’re happy to feature a few of the dads and their brood.
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FYI, lil’ Shaq loves football, just like his daddy:
Shaqueel is all left foot, and amuses his father no end by tootling all the way round the ball to use his preferred foot if the ball happens to land near his right. Shaqueel comes to all home matches in the afternoon. “He cheers me on and calls me ‘Daddy Arsenal’. It’s so good.”
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Next in line in the baby parade is Emmanuel Eboue with his two daughters. We don’t know much about the Eboue family, as they like to keep things on the d/l, but we want to give big girl props for her bootlegs and baby girl boy props for the baggies.
This is the first time we’ve seen pictures of Bacary Sagna’s little boy Elias, and this picture of fatherly concern is making us melt. Do you think little Elias has matching braids under his hat?