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Neymar: Cross, Cover, Conflict

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First spotted on Yahoo’s Dirty Tackle.

The editors of PLACAR are worried that Neymar is being unfairly singled out and accused of diving in a sport where virtually everyone plays dirty and have done the only sensible thing a team of creatives could do: nail the 20-year-old player to the cross ala Jesus. Ironically enough, if you want to read more about the mag’s latest controversial issue, look no further than eBay.

Do you find this photo in poor taste, dear readers? Or are you barely bothered by what some say is an obvious publicity stunt?

GQMF Fun Facts: Henrik Lundqvist

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Image: WWD.com.

In an effort to conserve news and waste time, we’ve decided to return to the real reason we are all here in the first place: the players. Or more specifically, our complete and total objectification of the players.

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Matias Almeyda: Autobiographical Allegations

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We prefer our scandal, bribes and exposes of the Same Dress at Same Party shocker variety, but the Serie A doping and match-fixing claims Matias Almeyda makes in his autobiography, “Almeyda: Life and Soul” are pretty juicy.

Basically, ish goes down in the ex-Argentina international’s new book, in which he claims he was given what he now believes were drugs while at Parma from 2000-02. And as part of a promo blitz for the tome that, frankly, puts Hope Solo to shame, Matias allowed excerpts to be reprinted in Gazzetta dello Sport this week.

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People We’re Not Afraid To Envy: Tihana Nemcic

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Related: Another Person We’re Not Afraid To Envy. Image: Svet.rs. H/T @MehdiG6.

Former Croatia Miss Sport finalist and footballer from Zagreb, Tihana Nemcic, became the first woman to be appointed coach of a men’s club yesterday. Nice one, Miss Nemcic!

As for her trailblazing rise to the top vs her ability to juggle a football in wooden heels, what’s more impressive to you Kickettes? We can barely walk in wooden heels as it is so it shouldn’t be hard to guess where our five votes are going.

First Look: Stuart Holden The Shirtless Super Hero For Howler Magazine

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Photograph by Andrew Hetherington.

Damn it must feel good to be Karalyn West.

ICYMI: Howler Magazine is a brand new footy mag containing roughly +100 pages of original writing, humour, op-eds plus beautiful illustrations and photography. Emphasis on beautiful photography.

Shameless plug: since the pub’s editor was gracious enough to give you, our lovely and loyal readers, a sneak peek at Stu’s feature from issue one (we’ve been promised “several” more of where the above came from as well), do us a favour and order your copy of Howler Magazine’s first issue now. It might be wise to add a yearly subscription to your Crimbo wish lists, too. Either way, you should buy Howler for the sole purpose of objectifying Stu Holden the Super Hero.

Trust us, Kickettes. We’d never steer you wrong in matters as important and life changing as this.