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How can something so pure and lovely as a young player taking off his shirt in celebration be a crime, when there are other, far more frightening offences being committed on the pitch all the time?
Peruse the inconsistencies in refereeing standards across Europe with us, Kickettes.
According to our team of linguistics experts (AKA wikipedia), ‘Panzerknacker’ means ‘armour breaker’.
We’ll warn you now, one of our staffers is so in love with that word, she’s going to keep using it as a euphemism until we either fire her, or smother her with samples from the fashion cupboard.
Here’s an 1860 Munich player with a small dog. Yes, that’s really all we found – even after putting a call-to-action out to the Army.
Few events on the annual social calendar arouse us like Oktoberfest does. Ladies Day at Aintree, the end of season bubba parade(s) and so forth. So considering this, you can probably imagine the anguish we felt upon searching our photo agencies’ inventory and only finding hundreds of Mr & Mrs Franck Ribery pics.
This is not okay, Bayern Munich ‘ballers. Looking especially hard at you, Mario Gomez.
Obvi we’ll try and keep have an eye on this space but are doubtful any pictorial miracles will come of it. What a shameful waste of Guinness and lederhosen if you ask us.