April 6th, 2012
Good Week/Bad Week: Unpleasant Sightings
Image: Sky Sports News.
Daniele De Rossi has a yellow and black tattoo that looks like a caution sign on his right calf. It’s either fake or real.
The tattoo, not his right calf.
Clothing Removal Contract: In a move that will provide joy to sculpture fans everywhere, Bayern Munich have secured the services of Mario Gomez for another four years. At this point we have not had sight of the paperwork so cannot confirm whether the contract carries a requirement for the striker to remove his clothing at every conceivable opportunity, but we will keep you updated.
San Booger: It’s always painful when an object of our deepest affections does something so egregious we can barely bring ourselves to watch the footage. If you, like us, have solid plans to marry Iker Casillas, have his babies (if biologically appropriate) and live happily ever after in a clean home, we suggest you don’t watch this video of him sharing his um… genetic material with a small child. Honestly, we never thought we’d say this, but, it’s better if you don’t.
Big Pictures, Big Trouble: Virgin is investigating claims about one of its in-flight Virgin Atlantic crew members tipping off Big Pictures photo agency and its paparazzi whenever celebrities are scheduled to fly with the airlines. Coleen Rooney is said to have been one of the many celebs whose info was apparently leaked.
Lower League Leakage: Twitter fails are as much a part of our world as caffeine and hangover meds these days. But usually our feeds are filled with news of bad hair days and photos of Robbie Savage vs. anything remotely newsworthy. This week, that changed when Preston manager Graham Westley accused his players of leaking team tactics and personnel on the social network, before their 2-0 defeat to Sheffield Wednesday. Chairman Peter Ridsdale sought to play down rumours of a rift between the manager and the team, but we’re going to keep an eye on this one. It could get juicy.