Image: SERGEI SUPINSKY/AFP/GettyImages.
To celebrate Ukraine acting as joint hosts of the EURO 2012, this blindingly beautiful, highly expensive footballing prize will be displayed at several locations across the country, allowing the public to gawp at it to their heart’s content. If they’re really lucky, they may even get the chance to run their fingers over its fine curves.
Those folks might as well give the trophy a once-over while they’re there, too.
Fernando Llorente was struggling to contain himself during his team’s Europa League Final training session yesterday. Image: PIERRE-PHILIPPE MARCOU/AFP/Getty Images.
Image: REUTERS/Ina Fassbender.
While proximity to naked footballers is our raison d’etre, we’d rather not be involved in the kind of stripped to the waist, beer hurling merriment that immediately follows a league win. There’s enough of that in the Kickette office as it is.
Borussia Dortmund understand this, so once they’d finished buffing the dents out, they held a celebratory Bundesliga trophy presentation dinner. From there, it seems, they then forced all the players and their respective partners to pose with the damn thing.
Let’s critique them. It isn’t as though we have anything better to do.